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by Fundacion Pro Vivienda Social


This project will train students from technical high schools in marginalized suburbs of Buenos Aires, Argentina in construction, administration, IT and civics in order to give them workplace skills, confidence and the experience necessary to find jobs in their selected fields. The participants work 200 hours on local community housing and development projects which improve the neighborhoods where they live whilst building community spirit and brightening individual futures.
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In Argentina 25% of young people with high school education are unemployed & 12% neither work nor study. The students involved in this Project come from the marginalized outskirts of Buenos Aires where poverty affects 22% of families. Young people are harshly impacted by these levels of urban poverty and sadly 30% are out of work. Students are not only faced by a difficult labor market but also finish high school without the practical skills they need to enter the workforce.


The Project will provide hands on experience to high school students studying construction and administration in order for them to; develop new workplace skills, put theory into practice and gain the confidence they need to make a successful transition from school to work. Via participation in the housing improvement (microcredits) and neighborhood development (natural gas network) the youths will gain their first taste of the working world whilst making a positive contribution to the communitie

Long-Term Impact

Education in an invaluable tool in the fight against poverty. This Project gives youths some of the tools they need in order to take better control of their futures and try to end the poverty cycle which affects their families and communities. By working on social projects the participants not only contribute to the physical regeneration of their neighborhoods they also interact with neighbors and build confidence between residents improving quality of life, security and civic culture for all.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Fundacion Pro Vivienda Social

Location: Capital Federal, Buenos Aires - Argentina
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Alison Smith
Moreno, Buenos Aires Argentina

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