There are 21 recorded villas miserias (shantytowns) in the city of Buenos Aires. Villa 21-24 in the neighborhood of Barracas is the largest in terms of number of inhabitants and geographical dimension. With a lack of overall income, family dynamics are dramatically impacted, affecting the psychological and cognitive development of the children. We seek to combat this problem through a project that offers added schooling, extracurricular activities, meals, and a safe space.
Our objectives are to form, sustain and boost the schooling of the children in Villa 21 for social inclusion and growth opportunities. We will work to decrease the dropout rate and school failures; promote cognitive, social, and effective development of the students; detect the hardships and particular necessities of each child; detect the interests and capacities of the children in order to give them incentives to do well in school; and involve other organizations and citizens to participate.
Our goals are that the children achieve significant learning capabilities; develop strategies and habits to study; strengthen their cognitive, effective, and social resources; and respond to the diversity of the children's learning styles with distinctive methodologies and resources making the education more personalized. We wish to instill values of responsibility, honesty, respect, the ability to compromise, solidarity, and critical analysis. We hope to affect 100 students or more.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).