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Jul 14, 2020

Helping in spite of the Pandemic

Dear friends, 

The ongoing coronavirus crisis continues to have profound effects on our society: Schools are closed, business are shuttered, and unemployment numbers are rising. While it is easy to feel powerless in such an unprecedented situation, SMF has found some ways to support our children during this challenging time.

Since schools are closed nationwide, many children do not have access to the meals provided by the schools. Thanks to one of our dedicated School Directors in Misiones, Mr. Diego Carballo, we are able to help students and their families and making sure they have access to food while schools are closed.

Mr. Carballo receives funds from SMF and shops for food items that he personally delivers by traveling from village to village making sure that children and families receive what they need to sustain them in these difficult times. 

We are only able to do this thanks to your generosity and commitment to the children. We thank you and encourage to continue supporting the children who need our help. 

Stay safe and thanks for your continued support. 

Sumando Manos Foundation

Mar 17, 2020

We did it!!!

We did it!

Thanks to the overwhelming support from our donors, we were able to finish the School 373/01 in Paraje El Boton, El Soberbio, Misiones, now officially named “Guillermo J. Donaire”. For many years we have worked together with our supporters to build a better future for the children who live in one of the country’s poorest areas; this is a dream come true.

Last Monday, March 9th, 2020 was the official launch of the new school and the new academic school year. With the presence of local authorities, families from the community, and members of the 3 foundations involved, the 2020 school year began and the school was officially inaugurated.

The Satellite School has 25 children that attend and walk 5 to 8 kilometres every day to attend classes and to have access to education and nutrition as well. It is located in the middle of the jungle and the dirt roads make access to the school very difficult especially during the rainy season. 

Our sister foundation "Santa Clara" and their team of doctors, dentists, nurses and volunteers, have been visiting this community for 20 years. The children receive breakfast and lunch during the school year. Sometimes these are the only meals they will eat during the day.

In 2017, after the sudden death of our Foundation President and dear friend, the school director petitioned to have the school named after Guillermo. The Department of Education approved the petition and the plans to build a new school were set into motion.

Thanks to your help and generosity, these children have received a huge positive impact and the opportunity to learn under better conditions and to dream with a better future.

Sumando Manos Foundation

 

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¡Lo logramos! 

Gracias al espectacular apoyo de nuestros donantes, pudimos terminar el nuevo edificio de la Escuela Satelital 373/01 en Paraje El Botón, El Soberbio, en la provincia de Misiones, ahora oficialmente llamada "Guillermo J. Donaire". Durante muchos años hemos trabajado junto con nuestros colaboradores y donantes para construir un futuro mejor para los niños y adolescentes que viven en una de las zonas más pobres del país; este es un sueño hecho realidad. 

El pasado lunes 9 de marzo de 2020 fue el lanzamiento oficial de la nueva escuela y el nuevo año escolar académico. Con la presencia de autoridades locales, familias de la comunidad y miembros de las 3 Fundaciones involucradas se dio inicio al año lectivo 2020 y quedó oficialmente inaugurada la escuela.

Creemos que cada niño tiene derecho a acceder a una educación de calidad y nuestro objetivo era proporcionar eso a este maravilloso grupo de estudiantes, maestros y Director.

La Escuela Satélite tiene hoy 25 niños que caminan de 5 a 8 kilómetros todos los días para asistir a clases y tener acceso a educación y nutrición. Está ubicada en el medio de la selva misionera y los caminos de tierra dificultan el acceso a la escuela, especialmente durante la temporada de lluvias.

El equipo de médicos, dentistas, enfermeras y voluntarios de nuestra Fundación Hermana Santa Clara ha estado visitando esta comunidad durante 20 años. Los niños reciben desayuno y almuerzo durante el año escolar; siendo estas a veces las únicas comidas que comen durante el día. 

En 2017, después de la repentina muerte de nuestro querido amigo y presidente de nuestra Fundación, el Director de la escuela solicitó que la escuela lleve el nombre de Guillermo. El Ministerio de Educación aprobó la petición y se pusieron en marcha los planes para construir una nueva escuela.

Gracias a su ayuda y generosidad, las vidas de estos niños han recibido un gran impacto y la oportunidad de aprender en mejores condiciones y soñar con un futuro mejor.

Fundación Sumando Manos

Feb 27, 2020

New School in Misiones

Dear friends,

As you may see on this NEW photo, and thanks to your support, the Guillermo J. Donaire school in Paraje El Botón, El Soberbio, Misiones, Argentina is almost finished.

We’d like to share the forward movement of the project and once again express our deep appreciation of your help making this dream possible.

We expect to have the grand opening on the first day of school on March 9, 2020 and, of course, we will share that with you.

Sincerely,
Sumando Manos Foundation


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Estimados amigos,

Como puede ver en esta NUEVA foto y gracias a su apoyo, la escuela Guillermo J. Donaire, en el Paraje El Botón, El Soberbio, Misiones, Argentina está a punto de terminarse..

Queremos compartir con ustedes el avance de la obra y agradecerles por ayudarnos a hacer posible este sueño.

Inauguraremos la escuela el próximo el 9 de Marzo del 2020 y por supuesto enviaremos un video y fotos para que puedan ser testigos de la inmensa ayuda que nos han dado.

Cordialmente,
Fundación Sumando Manos

 
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