It took us a while to manage to get in contact, as we have been very much impacted by the global pandemic. We needed to close our office in mid February and put on hold all our projects.
We kept working on line but not being able to move forward any of the social projects for which we have already set a team, funds, and partnerships. The pandemic is hitting still very hard in Argentina, currently being at its peak with more than 8000 new cases per day.
We are in close contac with our partners and sponsors to sustain the dedicated network that we have built in order to start with the implementation of the projects as soon as the situation begins to be a little better.
We will keep you informed as the local context evolve.
As you may know the crisis in Argentina, induced the social organizations to develop creativenes and resilience. Since September, we have been working in further and deep changes to the already approved and already financed project to work with young people, in order to adapt it to the new economic and political scenario.
We are happy to announce that we are now expecting the final aproval for this new version of the project in which we aim to train in subjetictive and profesional training to a group of 60 youngsters. This program will have specific partnerships with govern, unions and private sector. We will be working as well with work insertion experts that will provide mentorship during the application process that each youngster will go through at the end of the training phase.
We are thrilled that despite the complex context from Fundación Oportunidad, we were able to find a way to provide vulnerable young people to the resources that will expand their vital oportunities.
We will be back soon with more infomations and details.
We are happy to share good news with you. We have just started with the planning and agenda of three open community activities, specially designed for young people. We will be working in III OPEN SPACE, with more than 300 youngsters, who are willing to think and share their views and desires on youth work inclusion.
These activities will take place in alliance with public secondary schools, sport clubs and social field organizations. With the support of the Goverment of Buenos Aires and the Dirección de Fortalecimiento para las organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil we are now in the process of setting the dates for these activities.
What is an Open Space?
THE ONLY LAW: THAT OF THE TWO FEET
If at any time you feel that you are not learning or contributing anything, use your two feet. Go to another meeting where you
can learn or contribute. No one should be in a meeting that they consider boring, only people who are genuinely interested in the topic should attend a meeting.
The 4 principles:
1. Any person who appears at a meeting is the right person.
2. What happens here will be the only thing that could happen. Be aware of what is happening now, and not what could happen
3. Any time you start is the appropriate time.
4. When [the meeting] is over, it's over. It encourages participants not to waste time and, on the contrary, to change to another topic when a discussion ceases to be fruitful for them.
We are thrilled to be just to start these new activities with this new creative methodology. We will be sharing news soon with the results!
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