Jobs, Training and Education for Argentine Youth

by Fundacion Cimientos

On June 16th we hosted a meeting with representatives of Human Resources of different companies to promote among the private sector the importance of implementing youth employment policies. Our team presented youth employment problems data and statistics in Argentina and Latin America focusing also in the gender inequalities that still persist in our country and region.  

Following this, we carried out a group activity where all the participants had to choose a position to employ the candidates whose CV’s our team handed out. Fortunately most of our candidates were potentially employable by this HR teams.

This meeting purpose was to promote consciousness among the private sector to boost youth employment opportunities in our country.

The next meeting will take place on July 21th with our future graduates’ class 2015 during their winter holidays.

Group activity at Studying technics talk
Group activity at Studying technics talk

Last Friday, April 10th, we enjoyed a whole day with our graduates at our “Annual Fall Meeting”.

In the morning, everyone attended a talk where they learnt about studying technics, important skills for youths who are just starting University and will soon prepare their first exams.

During lunch we could all share our first jobs experiences and the older youths guided the younger about their first year at University. Cimientos had prepared some gifts to raffle among the assistants, and these were given away during dessert time.

In the afternoon, the assistants could choose between two workshops: Job seeking orientation and First steps at University.


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Cimientos XIV Annual Fundraising dinner 2014
Cimientos XIV Annual Fundraising dinner 2014

Dear all,

My name is Catalina, I have recently joined Graduates Network team, replacing Josefina. I am very happy to be part of this team and work to support teenagers who have finished high school to broaden their educational and labor opportunities.

Through education, we construct a better future for youth of our country and develop a fairer and more equal Argentina.

Financial support is very important to achieve our goals.

Next 19th March,  we have Cimientos XV Annual Fundraising dinner. This year the motto is “We are education”. It invites people to think about the impact of their education in their lives. Education is a key factor to promote changes in our society and to decide our future.

It is the most important event we conduct in the year, where we present our organization and look forward to receiving donations which will be assigned to Cimientos’ programs.

60 organizations and 500 people, will be participating in this event on Thursday. Among them, business people, authorities, diplomats, faculty, politicians and journalists,

Also, graduated students will be participating as volunteers to collaborate with the organization and be in contact with the guests.

We invite you to be part of this Fundraising event and hope we can count with your support to continue helping Argentine youth building a better future.

If you donate on Wednesday, March 18th from 9:00 EDT to 23:59 EDT GlobalGiving will match you donation up to $1,000 at 30%, per donor per Project. There is $60,000 available in matching.

Celebrating together
Celebrating together

Dear friends,

Last Wednesday (12/17) we held the last Graduates meeting of the year with 35 low- income youth. December is a really special month to us because school classes finish in Argentina to then start holidays so it´s a great month to celebrate the graduation of new children. This year we had more than 400 youth that finish high school and many of them got excellent grades and were the best pupils of their whole class!!!!!

On the morning, we invited 8 volunteers who gave incredible "TED talks" to the new graduates, sharing their stories and also useful advice to achieve their goals. 

After lunch, we organized a raffle with prices donated by different firms and all of them were able to win something so they were thrilled. On the afternoon, each of them participated in different workshops to help them choose what to keep on studying after high school or how to start looking for a job.

December is also a special month because all over the world people celebrate Christmas and New Year and like to give special presents to their beloved ones. Please consider giving a gift card of our project to your family and friends. This can make a huge difference to our project, increasing our impact in low-income youth lives!

Happy Holidays and best regards,


Free tickets for the movies!
Free tickets for the movies!
Afternoon workshops
Afternoon workshops

Last July 23, we invited Cimientos pupils, who graduate from school this year with our sholarship for a special lunch at our office. Taking advantage of their winter holidays, we held this event to get to know them and welcome them to our Graduates Network.

52 students participated! They came from many places of Buenos Aires: Merlo, Soldati, Pte. Perón, Lugano, Longchamps, Barracas, Ensenada Laferrere and Florencio Varela. Some of them had to travel more than 2 hours to get to our office.

All of them received “Guias del Estudiante” which are guides donated by an Argentine editorial than contain information of every private and public university. We also gave them useful information about university scholarships available for those who want to continue studying next year but can´t afford it.

Ater lunch, some of them stayed for a vocational guidance workshop delievered by a psichologist  from the University of Barceló, in order to make them think about their future.

We hope to keep on counting on your support to help argentine youth achieve higher education and obtain jobs so that they can escape poverty.

Best regards,

María and Josefina (Graduates Network team)

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Fundacion Cimientos

Location: Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal - Argentina
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Maria Hilaire
Capital Federal, Buenos Aires Argentina

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