Mano Amiga Argentina
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
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.
To Teach: Our curriculum focuses on: English, computer courses and lab training, Chemistry and Physics labs, Library, and Sports.
To Educate: Integral education takes into account the most important aspects of each child (intellectual, social and spiritual.)
To Form: We harmoniously integrate each child’s faculties to achieve a mature personality, expressed in loyalty and responsibility toward commitment.
Through: We achieve this through Educational psychologists and social workers, teacher’s continuing education courses, and Spiritual formation available to all.
The upper school students take a Hardware Workshop in which they learn different technical skills. Companies have donated their old computers to their school for the students to take apart and repair back together. They then give the working computers to families in the community to use. Many families can not afford computers so to receive one that their student has helped repair is quite the blessing and honor.
Help a Child Today
To students in impoverished areas attending school is a luxury their families may not be able to afford. Thousands of students rely on the donations of generous donors like you to go to school. 30 children in Mano Amiga Argentina from Kindergarten to fourth grade need assistance in attending school. A scholarship is a lifeline for these children. It helps them excel and brings hope to their families.
Your most generous donation today to Mano Amiga Argentina students will help end the vicious cycle of poverty.
Mano Amiga Argentina is also requesting assistance in building an enclosed play area for the students. The harsh winter season prevents the students from releasing energy during the day! Little children need this outlet so they are able to concentrate during the long school day. An enclosed play area will allow the children to play, and have PE classes on rainy, and cold days. Your generosity here blesses the children at Mano Amiga Argentina abundantly.