Jan 29, 2016

Getting closed to our objective

One month before the end of our campaign, we are happy to tell our readers that ACDI will found 15 children's kindergarten fee. Even if our capaign took different ways instead of crowdfounding, it got a good result by raising more than 1600 dollars in argentinean pesos.

For argentinean people it's a great effort!

Different people decided to join ACDI's iniciative and organized lots of activities to benefit this cheeldren:

Natalia from Rafaela (Argentina) sold pastry and cakes to her friends and clientes. She is a professor of yoga and she opened her studio to a charity fair where she invited her friends to sell CD, DVD and clothes togather with some regional products.

A group of native woman of the north of Argentina gave an admirable example of charity by givind some of their handicraft to Natalia's studio, togather with a grup of shepherd woman, who donate their goat cheese to help the refugee.

Both grups of woman are beneficiaries of ACDI's projects and they show clearly how charity its often imparted by peoble who got through poverty them selves.

In Buenos Aires, Laura organized a concert in a church with her chorus, raising more than 800 dollars in one night. The place was crowdy and the event was so successful that it was mentioned in a local newspaper.

Ther were other small initiatives that helped ACDI in getting private donations and sensibilized people in its cause.

Even if our objective hasn't been reached yet, we have still one month to acheive it and we have a high hope to acheive it: donate an year of kindergarten to 15 children more!

Laura Chorus's exhibition
Laura Chorus's exhibition
Goat cheese from the shepherd
Goat cheese from the shepherd
Sen sibilization Meeting in Natalia's Studio
Sen sibilization Meeting in Natalia's Studio
Charity fair in Natalia's Studio
Charity fair in Natalia's Studio

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Oct 6, 2015

Finally building the new kitchen

Las week Raul, father of a six year old student of the school finished to make all the bricks needed to build the kitchen. 

In seven days a great job was done: all the walls are already built-up.

Several people of the community participated to the construction: students family members, farmers of the village and teachers, all committed with the future and education of their children and students.

In the next weeks, the kitchen will be coverd by a roof, walls and floor will be paved by tiles and so on, until the 14 of November, expected date for the inauguration.

Of course, the school invites each donor to participate to the event!

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Jun 29, 2015

Last 3 days of campaign: ours achievements

Yamila
Yamila

3 days before the end of the GlobalGiving Open Challenge, we want to thank every person who believe in our cause and invest it in our project.

We’ve already reached our first goal, getting 40 willing people who supported us. Actually, we got more! We are also very close to touch our second goal, raising 5.000 dollars.

Yamila, pictured here, is an eight-year-old girl who will benefit from the activities offered by the project. Her family includes herself, her parents, three siblings and one sister-in-law. Her mother is a housewife and her father is a farmer. Due to the typical severe drought of the region, farming isn’t a stable income source and Yamila’s family can’t afford basic needs.  

Yamila is the youngest of her family; her three siblings are respectively 13h, 11 and 9 years old. She attends to the second year of the elementary school and she is a good student. She never forgets to do her homework and she’s very careful and precise during classes. Despite of her behaviour, she shows signs of poor nutrition, such as fatigue, lack of concentration and health disease. Last year, she almost repeated grade because she missed too many days of school.

The project team met Yamila when conducting a survey in her school. The Asociacion Cultural para el Desarrollo Integral has a long term adoption program called Padrinos Solidarios in the institution and Yamila offered herself to help prepare some activities and games. She was very curious of each detail, a good observer. Once lunch was ready, she helped her teacher to share some “guiso” to each one of her school mates. Every day, the students receive the same meal, a traditional rice dish based on corn, which is normally cooked by one of the mothers of the village.

In rural schools, grades are mixed up and Yamila courses with some children that are one year younger than her and some others that are two or three years holders. Teachers have a very hard job, but they tackle reality with a smile on their face, day by day. Their dedication is admirable and it’s one of the reasons why ACDI decided to support their cause.

Yamila, her school mates and teachers
Yamila, her school mates and teachers

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