Help underprivileged children code their future

by El Desafio Foundation
Aug 12, 2011

Update 2nd Quarter 2011

It's winter in Argentina. Normally this means that the attendance of the kids goes down, because of the cold, or because after a shower or storm the roads turn into mud and it's almost impossible to get to the school where we work. Fortunately the winter is not that cold, and the children like the e-learning program a lot, so the attendance is steady.

We have divided the children in two groups. The younger ones get classes on the basics of computing and in a very playful way they get used to the digital world. The program addresses the problems many kids have with reading and writing as well. With the older children we focus more on self-expression and media-literacy. We often take them out of the classroom and walk with them through their neighborhood taking pictures and making videos to see their reality from a different perspective. We work with these materials back at the school. This way of working is very new in Argentina, and we are striving to offer the best e-ducation in the country.

In order to promote this we are providing the teachers of the school we are collaborating with e-learning workshops. It's a real challenge, because the educational system in Argentina is very out-dated, but it's very important as well to give the children the quality eduction they need and deserve.

Your help and generous donations made all of this possible, and we are very grateful for this. In order to help more children we ask you to keep on supporting us by spreading the message or making your donation a monthly-recurring one. If you have any question, please drop us a line. Of course you are more than welcome to visit our programs and see the work we do with your own eyes. Last January on of the GlobalGiving In-The-Field volunteers Clarissa Driban visited us and it was great to share experiences together with the children.

Thanks a lot again and we wish you all the best!

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El Desafio Foundation

Location: Papendrecht, Zuid Holland - Netherlands
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Mario Raimondi
Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina

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