Little by little we closed another year of project together with #Ministerio de #DesarrolloSocial de la Nación and the social rugby clubs of northwestern Argentina. Yesterday, we finished the 16th Encuentro en Embarcación, Salta, together with the friends of Katutaj Rugby Club
Botines Solidarios held its twenty-fourth meeting of Argentine Social Rugby with a very special feature: this was the first time that the organizer was a club of the so-called Social Rugby and not a Union club. For this reason, we congratulate #LosSuriRugby de Andalgalá, Catamarca, for deciding to accompany the realization of a day that was attended by more than 100 people.
In a survey conducted by Botines Solidarios we learned that in social rugby in northwestern Argentina, 36.6% of teenagers who play rugby are girls
20,000 km traveled
3000 children and adolescents reached
37 clubs in the NOA (Argentina North West)
20 Sports Clinics
20 Human Development Talks
+300 pairs of boots / shoes donated
After travel data update Catamarca and Santiago del Estero, Botines Solidary reached the province of Salta, where Urundel seen, Pichanal, Yrigoyen, Oran, Vessel, Mosconi, Cornejo, Aguaray and Las Lajitas. In each locality, sports clinics and motivational talks aimed at juveniles take over activities and generate revolutionary changes in their lives and in their communities were provided.
Five years accompanying the development process of the Social Rugby clubs across the country led to a greater involvement by Solidarity booties and their beneficiaries, generating a new form of management from 2017. After making 11 regional meetings in various provinces last year the focus was on visiting each of the initiatives, meet first people the problems that afflict them and generate them greater visibility: not only to the outside, but mainly internally, allowing greater arrival municipalities, companies and individuals from civil society.
Breaking the barriers that rugby is a violent sport, encourage the idea that all the comrades can play and to focus primarily on what is a very powerful tool for education weapon, were key proposals for this year, gave impetus to a new project. In 2018, not only data related to the life of the participants will be updated, but also sports clinics will be provided, talks will be held, it will enable remote, a Style Manual work of the NGO will develop and, for joy clubs, three sports meetings will be held, which will enable them to have a date more competition, one of the biggest weaknesses of each institution.
In this context, in August we started touring the provinces of Tucuman (Tafi del Valle), Catamarca (Santa Maria, San José, Belén and Andalgalá); while in September we began visits to Salta. Urundel and Pichanal were the first, with the particularity that in the second place, not only the activities proposed for the rugby club were developed, but Botines Solidarity was given to dialogue with participants of a club Social Hockey town .
The team of the NGO continued clinics and lectures in Yrigoyen, Oran, Mosconi, Cornejo, Aguaray, Las Lajitas and boat, while the latter, began preparations for the Fourteenth Regional Meeting to be held in February.
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