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Oct 29, 2018

Teaming up with the Red Cross

Dear friends,
as a continuous effort to reach the children in remote Communities of Argentina with different programs, we are proud to let you know that we have teamed up the The Red Cross in Argentina to provide training and education to the children and teachers of 5 rural schools and 2 satellite classroom from a Wichi community in El Soberbio, province of Misiones. The main objective of the training sessions was to prepare the members of the school community to know how to act during an emergency. They covered the following: CPR, chocking, treating hemorrhages, wounds, and convulsions, safety and personal hygiene. 
The students and teachers enjoyed the learning workshops and used the opportunity to ask questions and clarify any doubts or concerns they may have had.
This was a very positive experience overall for all involved. 
Schools in Pampa del Indio, Chaco continued receiving donations of food items for their breakfast and lunch. These schools are in very vulnerable situations and the children really depend on the food items sent to provide the children with a sustainable daily breakfast and lunch -- otherwise, for some children this is the only food the will eat during the day. 
A new school has been added to this plan and the children are very happy and thankful to be now having access to a nutritious meal on a daily basis. 
These school are also participating in the monthly pediatric visits in which a pediatrician and dentist visit the schools and give the children regular medical check ups providing any medicine they may need.
These programs are key to making sure our children are receiving education, food and medical care. We couldn't do any of this without your help. Your monthly donation is very important to the children who receive your generous help.
Please help us give these children hope for the future and the assurance of our unwavering helping hand. 
Aug 7, 2018

We continue working for you.

Dear friends,

During the second quarter of 2018 we continued to help the schools that are part of our program “Breakfast for the Children” and food shipments continued without interruption.

The schoolchildren who benefit from this program are from the small rural towns of El Soberbio, Misiones and Pampa del Indio, Chaco. Thanks to this program, they receive breakfast and/or lunch on every school day. This campaign is key, because in many of the schools admitted in this project, this is the only meal the children receive all day long. All help is welcome. With US$15, breakfast is provided to a child for a full month. For more information and donations, please visit: www.sumandomanos.org

In Buenos Aires, our representative, Mrs. Teresa Donaire, and her large group of collaborators continue to receive all kind of donations that she personally selects, cleans and prepares, in order to make sure that each donated item is in good condition before sending it to the different schools. Her tireless work is an example of strength and dedication for all. We’d like to recognize Tere for all her hard work and unconditional love, who is the heart and soul of our foundation in Argentina.

Tarbut school in Buenos Aires continues to carry out their Tzedaka project via Patriotic Breakfasts, collecting donations from their own students that will be shipped to the schools under Sumando Manos Foundation’s umbrella. Thanks to all the students and teachers for their commitment and dedication to helping those who need.

Great news! Thanks to a generous donation received by Ms. Mariana, the fridge needed by the School N• 808 "Antarctica Argentina" of Paraje Sta. Rita, Pampa del Indio, Chaco was sent and they are already enjoying it. This school also received several bicycles so that children no longer have to endure long walks every day to get to classes. In many cases, the distance walked by the children was of 7 miles.

Even more great news! As part of our health program, Dr. Marcelo Wirth together with a dentist, Dr. Andrea, visited rural schools in Pampa del Indio, Chaco. During the visit, they checked all the children that needed care and provided preventive medicine to many others. We will also work together so that children who need a follow-up visit or a new consultation can do so at the local hospital as soon as possible. We share photos of the E.E.P. N 734 in Lot 3, Pampa Chica.

Again, thank you so much for your continued support and we look forward to your contribution in the future.

Sincerely,

Sumando Manos Foundation

Jul 5, 2018

Drinkable Water

Teaching students how new system works
Teaching students how new system works

Dear friends,

A small improvement In peoples lives sometimes seems to be uneventful. For our children in rural schools of Argentina even one small change, one small improvement, has a tremendous effect on their lives. We are thrilled to share these news with you because you are part of every achievement.

 In School 916  "Tomas de Acevedo" located in Paraje El Gramillar, Pampa del Indio, Province of Chaco, 3 water filters for arsenic fluoride were installed in the main water tank that supplies water to the entire facility. The procedure was checked, and school authorities were trained in the use and maintenance of the new system. Water samples were then taken and analyzed. Formal Lab studies came back with the amazing result that water is now 4 times below the arsenic limits permissible for human consumption according to the World Health Organization requirements.

 Moreover, in School 395 Paraje Pampa Ombu, Pampa del Indio, Province of Chaco, the procedure was the same but at this location the water filters were installed in kitchen faucets which are usually used by the children. According to the teacher in charge, a change of place for the filters was required as the kitchen was relocated. In the same manner school authorities were instructed on the use and maintenance of such filters. The water was Lab tested and results came back with the astonishing results that this procedure lowered the permissible arsenic limits for drinking 10 times, according to World Health Organization requirements.

In School 4650 "Santa Teresa de Jesus", El Pucara Region, Department of San Carlos Province of Salta the procedure was different. In this case a device was manufactured by means of an 8-blade wheel and an axis connecting two diaphragm pumps. The device is pulled by the force of the water that circulates through a ditch in the surrounding area (due to the lack of electric power).

This way and without consumption of energy, we transported the water to the school that had been supplied before by being carried on buckets by teachers every Monday. Lab tests were carried out with and now water supply levels do not show any metalloid in existence. Other analysis were previously made and all indications show that the water is now clean and safe for drinking.

 We shared this news with you with great joy because you make this possible with your generous and constant contributions by allowing us to be the link between your generosity and the needs of so many children in our country.

Thanks to all our donors who joined hands in helping us improve the lives of so many children. Thanks to Santiago Del Hoyo the engineer in charge of these projects.

New filters installed
New filters installed
Filters and new plant installed
Filters and new plant installed
 
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