We pursue our mission of getting Latin America's out-of-school
children [20% of all kids] educated in 3 phases:
1- Find the children
2- Teach them, then
integrate them into regular schools.
Launch a campaign
to make the Government recognize these children and tae over our work of getting
| |It takes 2 Years !.
When we find a child, convince the mother to let us get him or her educated, take
them into our little school, give them their first lessons; finally get them up
to the level of education for their age, and matriculate them into a state school
(paying for uniforms and all expenses): our work for that child is only just begun
Above are club meetings 7
We continue to work with each child, and will do so for the next two years. Visiting
every month for a "Club Meeting" , at which we monitor their progress,
give prizes, work with their techers, our Social Workers see how things are going
at school, at home: and we pay for wehatever their parents cannon or will not.
We do this for two years.
more than 2 years we have been preparing for and fretting over our project to
help pregnant at-risk teens, and finally - in January - we got it off the ground.
Now it flies.|
poor children being prepared to enter school for the first time.We
have given each centre a target of how many children we hope to prepare and register
for school by this December. Trujillo is on target. Huaraz is optemistic.Waiting
for word from Cajamarca and Malabrigo. Total:
campaign: "DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR STREET CHILDREN!" is beginning to pick
up momentum in centres where lots of international tourists are encountering Argentina's
child laborers on a daily basis.The object of the campaign is to
recruit volunteers from the tourist population who visit Argentina each year,
of Rio's children
not in school live in the Favelas
voluntees applications now.
||With help from our
friends we plan to open our project in Rio de Janero -
where our volunteers will go out to satellite centres
in the favelas, and there they will help Rio's poorest
January we opened a children's centre at the City Hall of Las Delicias. We open
with 19 of the poorest children we have found so far.|
are the founding volunteers
7 January 2005 |Dr.
Maria Kunstadter, well known US Dentist (one of our Directors), brought her children
and a staff of other assistants to our new Cajamarca Centre. They managed to treat
nearly 100 children at a one day clinic.|
Our satellite projects send Bruce Argentina volunteers
into the most deprived barrios
where the poorest children live. Local volunteers are
helping.The first two satellite centres
are here, Cerro Pesqueda, and La Esperanza. On Monday 08 November, this barren
brick building - without water or electricity (kindly made available to us by
the Mayor of Pesqueda) - was converted into a three classroom mini school. Here
27 unschooled children were waiting for us to begin preparing them for school.