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Born Learning Making Strides in Argentina

ArgentinaBorn Learning Making Strides in Argentina

Fundación Caminando Juntos (United Way in Argentina) has been training child caregivers in early childhood development skills as part of its implementation of the Born Learning campaign. With support from Procter & Gamble, United Way trained 25 community leaders at 12 community centers, impacting thousands of children through highly trained caregivers. Small grants were made to three community centers to support the development of child care areas. Continue reading »

Solidary Day of the Child in Argentina

ArgentinaSolidary Day of the Child in Argentina

On August 31, 2012 Fundación Caminando Juntos (United Way in Argentina), hosted a Solidary Day of the Child in partnership with Fundación Torneos at the Rugby Club of Luján. The Day of the Child celebrates children throughout the country and provides an opportunity for volunteers to bring joy to children in the community. Continue reading »

Posted by Brian Cox | 09/11/12 9:32 AM EST | Related: Argentina
United Way Latin America Region Receives NGO Responsibility Award

United Way Latin America Region Receives NGO Responsibility Award

On August 24, 2012 the United Way Latin America region was awarded the Latin American NGO Responsibility Award by the Ecumenical and Social Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The award, which recognizes the intense commitment of NGOs in Latin America, acknowledges the work of United Ways in 12 countries in the region. Over the past 30 years, Latin American United Ways have collaborated with more than 600 multinational corporations and improved the quality of life for 600,000 people through its education, income and health initiatives. Continue reading »

A Christmas Eve for All

ArgentinaA Christmas Eve for All

Together with Fundación Caminando Juntos, nine partner companies donated more than 240 Christmas boxes to the families of the Conin Pequeños Pasos de José L. Suárez Center, and other organizations. Continue reading »

Posted by Brian Cox | 01/12/12 12:07 PM EST | Related: Argentina
Painting a school the color of Hope

ArgentinaPainting a school the color of Hope

During the month of July, 30 volunteers from Mercado Libre 20 volunteers from PwC, volunteered at Ntra. Sra. De Fatima (Our Lady of Fatima), a school located in Villa Soldati. Volunteers painted various sections of the school in order to create a brighter and more positive atmosphere for learning. This community, formerly one of the largest slums in the world and still one of the poorest areas in Argentina, has been transforming since the 1950’s thanks to the great dedication of Father P. Leoncio of the Missionary of the Sacred Heart congregation. Continue reading »

Posted by Brian Cox | 08/4/11 12:20 PM EST | Related: Argentina
Inaugural Global Day of Action a Success

United WayInaugural Global Day of Action a Success

The United Nations designated December 5 as International Volunteer Day to celebrate and thank volunteers worldwide, while increasing awareness of the value of volunteers. United Way is leveraging this internationally renowned day by launching the inaugural United Way Global Day of Action to galvanize individuals and organizations around education, financial stability and health issues. Continue reading »