Give Argentine Youth a Chance

by Fundacion Cimientos
Jun 14, 2010

Digital Literacy and Job Training Courses

Luciano, Santiago and Maxis´ 1st computer class
Luciano, Santiago and Maxis´ 1st computer class

*versión en español a continuación

Dear Global Giving partner,

We want to tell you about a pilot project that we are very excited about that began in May. The project works to increase social, academic and professional inclusion for low-income youth by developing their ICT (information and communication technology) knowledge as well as provide them with necessary job-entry tools.

On May 3rd, 32 high school seniors from La Matanza, Buenos Aires province, strarted their program. They are participating in a three month basic IT training course that includes job search and job orientation workshops. Once this first project ends, we will start another one in a different region of Argentina, expanding our reach to approximately 60 students.

If you donate to low-income youth in Argentina today (Wednesday, June 16th), Global Giving will match your donation by 50%, increasing your impact! We would also like to take this opportunity to let you know that we have included new, alternative donation options relating to projects and activities that we are carrying out this year so please take a look at them.

Thank you for your support and for helping Argentine youth escape poverty!

The Cimientos Team

Estimado socio de Global Giving:

Queremos contarles acerca de un proyecto piloto que comenzó a implementarse en el mes de mayo, cuyo objetivo es favorecer la inclusión social, educativa y laboral de jóvenes en situación de vulnerabilidad a través del desarrollo de competencias en TICs (tecnologías de la información y la comunicación) y en herramientas de inclusión para el mercado de trabajo.

El 3 de mayo comenzaron a participar 32 alumnos del último año del secundario del Partido de La Matanza, provincia de Buenos Aires. Se les está brindando un curso de Informática básica y están participando de talleres de orientación para la búsqueda de empleo durante 3 meses. Una vez que concluya esta primera experiencia del proyecto, comenzaremos a implementarlo en otra zona del país para alcanzar a un total aproximado de 60 alumnos.

¡Si hoy (miércoles 16 de junio) haces una donación a jóvenes con bajos recursos económicos, Global Giving donará un 50% adicional y tu impacto será mayor! Aprovechamos para comentarles que hemos subido nuevas alternativas de financiamiento en función de los proyectos y acciones que estamos llevando adelante este año.

¡Gracias por colaborar y por ayudar a que jóvenes argentinos puedan salir de la pobreza!

El equipo de Cimientos

Students getting a basic IT lesson
Students getting a basic IT lesson
Students in IT computer class
Students in IT computer class

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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
2016 Year End Campaign
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$68,534 raised of $98,000 goal
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