Dear Friends: We have been very busy over the summer!
We want to thank you for collaborating with our Infrastructure Project and tell you about the result of the construction/repair of different schools in Chaco and Misiones.
EEP483 “Ramón Agustín” Lot 19, Villa Berthet, Chaco -Construction of bathrooms – School painting.
- EEP 373/1, Guillermo Donaire, Paraje el Botón. El Soberbio, Misiones: Renovation of painting and arrangement of gutters for drainage.
- Our always, our well-disposed warehouse team in Argentina was very busy!! Classes started and school supplies arrived on time for the children.
Fundación Pequeños Pasos
1- Centro Tilcara – Provincia de Jujuy
In Tilcara, the year began with two own courses, Cooking and Sewing, to later be able to take the "Kitchen Helper" course, which has a certificate from the union.
2- Centro Loma Hermosa en San Martín – Provincia de Buenos aires
Nutritional bags with balanced meals were distributed for the good nutrition of children in early childhood. The tasks for the beginning of the activities of the year were organized: control of merchandise, conditioning of the space, registration in the childhood/adolescence and trade programs. Neighborhood tours were also carried out to recognize the reality of families.
Original Communities and Service Centers throughout Argentina: Mbya Guarani Pindoty Community and Tava Mir Community (San Ignacio-Misiones) - Quoms o Tobas Community-(Derqui-Bs As) - Mocovi Community (Nocan Kani--Santa Fe) – Casita Sai Feliz (Gonzalez Catan-Bs As) – Las Talitas-Tucuman - Picnic area Belen-Salta - Los Sauces-San Marcos Sierra-Cordoba - Casita Sai Feliz-Florencio Varela-Bs As- Picnic area "A Light on the Road"-Jose C. Paz-Bs As.
In Misiones: “Creacion” Association = Hogar San Francisco “Mamitas” - Eep166: Cerro Santa Ana
All mentioned services are sponsored by the donations they receive from sumando manos. In these places the following activities are carried out:
- Monthly food delivery. Periodically support supplies, clothing and footwear. Human values workshops.
- Sewing, pastry, photography and knitting workshops. children and adolescents participate in a weekly task. Food is distributed to the children's families and snacks are prepared on each day of activities.
- Medical care for children and adults.
At the Children's Hospital with cancer, they help with cookies, "chocolate" and bags of food for the children's families, who generally live in the mountains on the outskirts of the city or in distant places in the province. Toys and sweets are coming since the children sometimes have to stay more than a day for their treatment and they are from very needy families.
Thank you very much for the support you always give us, without which we could not carry out any of the projects we are developing.
Sumando Manos Foundation
Thanks to your collaboration, the year 2022 was INCREDIBLE. We continued supporting several projects. Here’s the compilation of what we’ve done since the summer.
Trips to Chaco and Catamarca were completed. Dental care and medical assistance were provided to the students, they delivered to each school: food, toothpaste, medicine, school supplies, elements of physical activities and entertainment, and they were given candy bags and t-shirts.
A party was held at each location and the members of Santa Clara lovingly cooked lunch and snacks for each school.
Different activities were carried out during which workshops on these different skills – circus, clay, sports, bakery and pastry, hairdressing, and sewing for mothers. Clothes, bags of food, and toys were distributed. Besides offering breakfast and snacks they also provided powdered milk, rice, sugar, cocoa, alfajores, and cookies. Cleaning elements were also distributed in the different assistance centers where the Organization provides help: Florencio Varela in Buenos Aires, Los Sauces in Córdoba, Las Talitas in Tucumán, Merendero Belén in Salta, Guaraní Community in Misiones, Noccan Kani in Santa Fe.
Monthly food purchases for lunch have been sent to the following schools:
School # 905, El Soberbio, Misiones – Number of Children: 246
Ygua Pora Village Satellite Classroom
Aldea Caramelito Satellite Classroom
Aldea Chafariz Kindergarten Satellite Classroom.
Director: Diego Carballo
School Guillermo Donaire Nº 373/01 Paraje El Botón El Soberbio, Misiones Bags of food delivered: 140
Schools in several cities, Chaco Province – amount of children: 625
Throughout the different centers of the Foundation bags with nutritional food and balanced meals are distributed monthly to support the nutritional needs of young children. The centers are the following : Loma Hermosa in San Martín, Valle de Andorra in Ushuaia and El Soberbio in Misiones.
Different workshops to teach different skills were held, and various artistic activities were planned using different techniques and materials (temperas, watercolors, markers, colored paper, etc.). The objective of these activities is always to help the children to express their emotions through art.
As always, thank you very much for the support you always give us, without which we could not carry out any of the projects we are working on.
Sumando Manos Foundation
We want to share with you what has been accomplished in these months of July and August, through the Sumando Manos Foundation and to thank all the donors, volunteers and Organizations that join hands in the daily task of solidarity.
NEWS IN OUR SCHOOLS
TRIP TO THE PROVINCE OF SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO
The Santa Clara Civil Association volunteers made its third trip of the year, on this occasion we would like to share with you the details of the trip so that you can experience a little the way in which it is carried out: “In a total journey of one week, they leave very early from Buenos Aires bound for the city of Añantuya, a volunteer driving a van with a trailer, 2 dentists and a nurse.
Every morning a school is visited, on this trip Schools 297 and 845 were visited in Tala Atun, and School 817 in Paraje Taco Totorayo. Upon the arrival of the group, the directors or teachers in charge await them, the food items are downloaded along with the other miscellaneous donations and the classrooms are prepared so the medical personnel can provide medical attention to the students and adults present. At noon a lunch is prepared for everyone and gifts are distributed to the children. Before leaving, teachers and the adults in charge received instructions on hygiene, health and oral care. The day usually ends by going to buy food for the next schools to be visited the following day”.
Total amount of children who received medical care: 196
INTEGRAL FARM PROJECT “DON JOSÉ CORIA” SCHOOL #371 "ERNESTO OCAMPO", VILLA BERTHET, CHACO. Director: Marcelo Petrak
With great joy we tell you that the garden has begun to bear its first produce and the delicious vegetables can now be included in the children's lunches together with eggs from the farm. The first chicks have hatched!
ACTIVITIES IN WORKSHOPS – Loma Hermosa PROVINCE OF BUENOS AIRES
The Pequeños Pasos Foundation organized an event in commemoration of Independence Day: Traditional games for July 9th (Independence Day) and activities with families.
Workshops given by the psychologist and the social worker. During the month of July, the theme: "Limits and upbringing" was addressed. Workshops were also held with the families given by the childcare worker.
Thanks to your support, we continue supporting several schools throughout the less privileged areas of Argentina.
Thank you VERY MUCH,
Sumando Manos Foundation
We want to share with you what has been done in recent months through the Sumando Manos Foundation and with the collaboration of all the people who join hands in the tireless daily task of solidarity.
NEWS FROM OUR HELPING HANDS
SANTA CLARA CIVIL ASSOCIATION
After 2 years of the pandemic, on April 25, solidarity trips with doctors and dentists to visit our schools were restarted, providing medical assistance for teachers and students.
On these trips, a survey of the building situation of the schools is also being carried out to provide them with infrastructure assistance to maintain the safety of the children.
SERVICES IN MISIONES PROVINCE: Posadas: home for pregnant girls; assistance to children with cancer - in Santa Ana School 166, San Ignacio Satellite School y Guaraníes communities: Purchase of food, toiletries, cleaning and hygiene items for schools: Various school supplies.
FLORENCIO VARELA – BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE: Workshops on Education in Human Values were held, offering snacks in the afternoon and lunch on Saturdays.
LAS TALITAS – TUCUMAN PROVINCE: Snacks are made and bags of food are distributed. For Three Kings’ Day toys were given out, as well as snacks and dinner.
ONGOING CAMPAIGN - “ BREAKFAST & LUNCH FOR A CHILD”
We need US$3 per child to cover breakfast and lunch
To all our donors for the support they always give us, without which we would not be able to carry out any of the projects that we continue to support throughout these 17 years.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Despite the pandemic, Sumando Manos Foundation continues to work in solidarity within the areas of critical need in Argentina.
The Local Communities in Salta, Chaco and Misiones are facing many challenges of all kinds, but the most important one is access to clean and safe drinking water. There is hardly any rainfall, which brings about a drought, so the families depend on the water provided by the municipality.
With your help! Sumando Manos Foundation will purchase, deliverer and install thirteen (13) 1000 liter tanks in 13 schools we regularly sponsor. With this action, we will help at least 600 students. The schools to sponsored in this campaign are as follows: es:
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