Argentine Children March against Hunger
4,000 very poor children marched through Buenos Aires.
12 March 2007
We are in the process of opening
our first informal school for very poor out-of-school children.
Just 20 minutes
from city centre.
Elizabeth trains in Peru to help direct our project in Buenos Aires. We open our
first centre the second week of March 2007. |
is an attorney by profession, and has many years experience in Buenos Aires. We
consider ourselves fortunate to have the help of someone like Dr. Liz.
The 3 steps we pursue to successfully get Latin America's out-of-school
children [20% of all kids] into education programmes.:
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,
not in school live in Buenos Aires
volunteer applications now.
| ||With help from our
friends we will open our centre Buenos Aires in September. We will send our volunteers
out from there to satellite centres in the Bs As barrios, and there they will
help Buenos Aires's poorest children. VOLUNTEERS
APPLY NOW |
Maria Kunstadter, well known US Dentist (our Director), brought her children and
a staff of other assistants managed to treat nearly 100 children at a one day
Our satellite projects
send Bruce Argentina volunteers into the most deprived
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.
Palmeras Children's Centre................Recruiting
have progressed apace in the 'Las Palmeras' project, and now are able to open
a Children's Centre in their community 1.05.
country in Latin America has about 20% of its children not attending school. But
Governments do not admit this, nor does UNICEF. We, however, know these children
are out there, and we can prove it. We can also demonstrate that it is relatively
simple to help them into school and to keep them there. We have done this every
place we set up.