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Mano Amiga Catholic School in Argentina

Population: 43,431,886
Percent Below Poverty Line: 30%

Argentina has a population of 43 million people – 92% of whom are Catholic! Unfortunately, approximately 12 million of Argentinians – 30% – live below the poverty line. The labor force in Argentina is made up of nearly 18 million people working in agriculture, industry, or services. Phenomenally, on average, Argentina has 98% literacy for men and women! This can only be compared with the average number of years an Argentinian spends in school: 17 years. For so many students, it is truly a blessing to grow up in Argentina, however in rural areas it is much harder to keep the focus on school. Even though education is essential to end the cycle of poverty and help people rise above and beyond the poverty line.

Mano Amiga Santa María, Argentina

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Mano Amiga Santa María opened in 2003 and offers educational programs ranging from elementary to high school; continuing education workshops and training for teachers, students, and parents; and a wide array of extra-curricular activities.

Its educational and pedagogical program focuses on developing 4 important aspects of each person: spiritual, scientific, human, and social. Mano Amiga Santa María also offers training programs for teachers, as well as important spiritual formation courses for parents.

With the help of CWM, Mano Amiga Santa María provides excellent education to poor children and adolescents.

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