Impact and Results
We have created and offered:
> The Library of Las Tunas
> The Youth Choir
> The Youth Orchestra of Las Tunas
> The Beginners Orchestra of Las Tunas
> The Integral Education Orchard School Program
> The General Store
> Our headquarters, Punto de Encuentro (Meeting point)
> The Good Citizen's Guide
> The Scholarships for Higher Education Program
> The Scholarships for School Integration Program
> Visual Arts Workshops for children and young adults
> Art exhibits
> A series of concerts of classical and popular music
> We hosted more than 100 workshops for Health Education
> We hosted the workshop "Roberto Clemente" on Human Sciences Education, with professors from the Universidad de San Andrés (San Andrés University)
> We support the development of other organizations in the Las Tunas neighborhood
> We promoted education on safe sources of drinkable water and facilitated access to it
> We support the development of entrepreneurs
> We teach how to use digital media
> We offered courses on Citizenship Education
More than 10,000 residents participated in the activities we organize and, since 2009, every year 350 children, teenagers and their families sign up and attend our programs.
To measure and evaluate the results achieved by each program we perform different types of assessments:
> Evaluation of service. Upon completing an activity, participants respond questionnaires (anonymously) that allow us to know their opinion about the quality of the service provided, the performance of teachers, and their comments on areas to improve.
> Impact Assessment. After a program or workshop has been completed, we conduct focus groups gatherings or exchange meetings where we can measure the impact of the training and skills offered. We assess whether changes were made in the lives of neighbors, and they share with each other the changes they observed.
> Focus groups conducted by third parties. Every year we count on the voluntary work of AMG Consulting Group in Argentina, with them we can measure the impact of various programs and adjust the content and dynamics according to the results.
> Certain programs have external evaluations conducted by other organizations and projects financed by the International Cooperation, who conduct audits on management and results periodically.
> We also have the support of the Observatorio Social (Social Observatory) to assess our impact.
Las Tunas NGO was recognized by:
> Universidad Nacional del Centro (National Center University), for its management in institutional development.
> Foro Ecuménico Social (Ecumenical Social Forum), which awarded Las Tunas NGO with the Social Entrepreneur Award in the Education category in 2008.
> Nesst, awarded Las Tunas NGO for its initiative for economic self-sustainability in 2010.