Give Argentine Youth a Chance

by Fundacion Cimientos
Sep 24, 2011

Celebrating important dates!

Graduates at International Young Leaders Summit
Graduates at International Young Leaders Summit

*Versión en español a continuación

Dear Friends:

The months of August and September are full of important dates to be observed around the globe and on both sides of the equator: International Youth Day (8/12), Children’s Day (8/21 in Argentina), Labor Day (9/5 in the US), Student’s Day and Teacher’s Day (9/11 and 9/21, respectively, in Argentina), and of course, these months mark the beginning of a brand new school year in the US.

In the spirit of these special holidays, we’d like to share some of the things we’ve been up to in the past several months as well as relevant testimonies from the children, themselves:

- On August 12th we attended the International Young Leaders’ Summit with 13 graduates, who were able to listen to inspiring leaders from different countries and share an enriching day with hundreds of young people from all over Latin America.

“I would like to thank Cimientos again for this incredible opportunity – I’m thrilled to have participated; the testimonies and advice shared by all of the speakers has motivated and inspired me! MANY THANKS!!!” – Daisy

- Today there are already more than 50 young people who have found employment in less than a year, and we are still collaborating with more than 20 businesses to continue providing opportunities to young people of minimal resources who are fighting to overcome poverty.

“Thank you, Cimientos, for helping me find a new job, and for always supporting me! I am truly happy!!” – Luciana

- We began negotiating university scholarships in collaboration with Argentine universities of the highest caliber, with the hope that in 2012, there will be more young people who will have access to a quality education at the college level.

“I am currently studying to be a surgical technician at an excellent school. Thank you again.” – Marcelo

Thank you for continuing to support equal opportunities in education for children from low-income families in Argentina, and also for supporting the professional development of our graduates as they enter the workforce. 

María Hilaire


Queridos amigos:

En agosto y septiembre se están celebrando fechas importantes: el Día Internacional de la Juventud (12/8), el Día del Niño (21/8 en Argentina), el Día del Trabajo (5/9 en USA), el Día del Maestro y del Estudiante (11/9 y 21/9 en Argentina) y el comienzo de clases (septiembre, en USA).

Para celebrar estas fechas, les compartimos algunas de las cosas que hicimos durante estos meses así como testimonios de los propios jóvenes:

-El 12/8 asistimos a la Cumbre Internacional de Jóvenes Líderes con 13 egresados, quienes pudieron escuchar a líderes de diferentes países y compartir un día muy enriquecedor con cientos de jóvenes de América Latina.

“Nuevamente doy gracias a Cimientos por esta gran oportunidad, me gustó mucho haber participado y el testimonio y los consejos que nos dieron todos los expositores me sirvieron para motivarme e inspirarme. ¡¡MUCHAS GRACIAS!!”, Daisy.

- Hoy ya son más de 50 los jóvenes que consiguieron trabajo en menos de un año y seguimos trabajando junto a más de 20 empresas para continúen brindando oportunidades a jóvenes de bajos recursos que están peleando por salir de la pobreza.

“¡¡Gracias Cimientos!! ¡¡Por ayudarme a cambiar de empleo!! ¡¡Y por apoyarme siempre!! ¡¡Estoy feliz!!!”, Luciana.

- Comenzamos a gestionar becas universitarias junto a universidades argentinas de primer nivel, a fin de que en 2012, haya más jóvenes que puedan estudiar una carrera y acceder a docentes y una educación de calidad.

“Yo estoy estudiando Instrumentación Quirúrgica, es muy buena la facultad, gracias nuevamente.”, Marcelo.

Gracias por seguir apoyándonos para trabajar por la igualdad de oportunidades educativas de niños y jóvenes de bajos recursos socioeconómicos de Argentina así como por la inserción laboral de nuestros egresados.



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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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