Alejo González

From the first day Alejo participates responsibly and proactively in the Tutoring and Scholarships Program. He always takes part in activities with a big smile. As you can see, he expresses himself very well and has a great interest in learning. It is a pleasure to see him grow and accompany him in his path.

“Hello, good afternoon, I'm Alejo González. I am 13 years old, I am in 2nd year of high school. I'll tell you about my experience in the program, in which I have participated since 2020. I feel accompanied, the program helped me express myself more. What I like the most are the talks I have with my tutor Camila, talking about how I am doing at school, the things I do and what happens to me. It gives me that peace of mind that I have support if I need it. It helped me to develop more and to be more responsible. The truth is that I am very happy with the program, I mentioned it to a friend and today he is participating in the program as well, and he is very happy too. "


Fabián Silva

Fabían Silva, 18, finished high school last year and is currently in 1st year of the Programming degree at UTN.

Through the Tutoring and Scholarships Program we accompany him on his educational path since his 3rd year of high school, and we continue to do so during his university studies. We are so proud to see him move forward thanks to his hard work and dedication! We asked him about his experience in the program during his high school years, and this is what he told us:

 

“I entered the program when I started my 3rd. year high school. The truth is that it is a unique experience, throughout the 4 years I met new people with very good vibes (...) The last year was all done online, so it could not be enjoyed in its entirety, but it was fixed through virtuality.

The help they offer you both financially and through the tutors is very important and I am very grateful to the entire team. I recommend the program as long as you are committed to studying and complying with what it entails. "


María Contreras

 

Today we share the inspiring words of María, the first adult scholarship recipient of the Tutoring and Scholarships Program for Higher Studies. It fills us with joy to be able to accompany her and see how her progress and learning grow day by day, thanks to her effort and dedication. Onward, Maria!

 

“Hello, I am María, 36 years old, I want to tell you that I am from Las Tunas neighborhood, a worker, mother of 4 children, who this year became an administration student. I am doing a TECHNICATURE IN ADMINISTRATION, never thought of by me.

By doing an economics course at Las Tunas NGO, I discovered my interest and my understanding capacities in economic and management issues. They actually helped me discover them, providing and generating this workshop space in the midst of a pandemic that did not provide great future forecasts.

My husband and I work in our house, but we have to cover many needs, that is why my studies would be impossible to carry out without the financial help of the Tutoring and Scholarships program. As a mother I never dreamed of a career for myself, I always envisioned that of my children. But today, thanks to the program, I am the first university student in my family's history, just in my oldest son's last year of high school.

This decision strengthened in my children the desire to continue studying, and especially it challenged me to think about how I can contribute to the growth of my neighborhood. There is much to dream of and to do ...

The accompaniment through personal tutoring has been crucial at all times. Since I made the decision I counted on my tutor to be able to organize myself and find my study method. I’ll never forget the moment when she told me: "whether you're 18 or 50, you're a student just like everyone else." That put me in a place of responsibility, it placed me in the role of the protagonist, it dignified me: I AM A STUDENT.

In each tutoring session I see improvements. Mentoring helps me reflect, it focuses me. And the "TASKS" booklet makes me see what is important, what I want for myself, how much I can do and how much more I can develop my abilities. "


Micaela Heffel

Through the Tutoring and Scholarships Program we have accompanied Micaela Heffel since she was attending high school.

Today, 20 year-old Micaela is studying Physical Education, she is in her 3rd. year and continues to be part of the program, now in Higher Studies.

We are very happy to see the path that Mica is creating, with effort, dedication and confidence in her abilities. Today she tells us about her time in the program during high school:

“My experience in the program was very nice, it accompanied me throughout high school and helped me both financially and emotionally through the tutoring sessions and the workshops. It helped me to be more orderly and to be able to better organize my things and my time. I recommend it to others because everything you learn is useful, as you can implement those little lessons in the future and throughout your life. "


We celebrated Music Day with a “Concert at home”!

✨ 🎻 We celebrated Music Day with a “Concert at home”! 🎺 🥁 ✨

➡️ On Tuesday, November 24, Las Tunas NGO’s Youth Orchestra offered a concert on our YouTube channel, showing how hard the young musicians worked during this challenging year.

 

Las Tunas NGO Youth Orchestra

Strategic partners: Fondation Tuyu, @fordfund

Sponsors: Roche, Mecenazgo Cultural, Granar

Collaborators: @fundacionmanosdelsur, Grupo Solidario B.B.W, Grupo La Unidad, Círculo de amigos de Las Tunas ONG


A virtual exhibition to visit together...!

Art Show: «Beauty comes to meet us»

We invite you to enjoy a brief sample of the work that the children from the Art Workshop did during this challenging times. Watch this video to take a virtual tour of the show!

 

You can also see a lot more of the childrens' work by clicking HERE!


Reopening our doors

REOPENING OUR DOORS

UPDATE:

¡WE DID IT! We raised the funds for the construction.

To see the whole process and the result, watch this video:


REOPENING OUR DOORS

 

Quarantine in Argentina has been ongoing for more than 200 days.
Many of the children that participate of our programs have not left their homes in 6 months...

We need to open our doors in order to...

Enjoy meeting with each other.
Offer a quality educational space, filled with joy and harmony.

Implementing an appropriate protocol for COVID-19

 

For that we need:

- To improve access

- Sanitizing reception

- Cleaning and hygiene spaces

- 6 bathrooms + 1 bathroom for the disabled

 

If you want to help, you can choose to donate any of the following amounts,

or click "Other" and enter the amount yourself:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also donate materials for the construction.

You can check the list of what we need HERE:

 

In case you want to donate by transferring through the bank, this is the information. You can send us the information of your donation to: admin@lastunasong.org.ar

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¡Thank you for collaborating!

DONORS:

Fundación Manos del Sur
Ferrum
Fv
Cristian May- Industrias Saladillo
Pegasus
Grupo de Acción Social de Santa Bárbara
Donante anónimo – Círculo de Amigos
Donante anónimo
Amy Abreu-Landi
Federico Albrecht
Susana Alvarez Vitale
Daniel Amato
Mariana Anselmi
Luis Aragón
Sandra Barragat
Gala Barrial
Rafael Bullrich
Bernies Class
Cecilia Cortina
Jimena Delfino
Mechi Durrieu
Rodrigo Fernández
Azucena Gorbarán
Jimena Hails
Wenceslao Halliburton
German Hornstein
Raúl Lacaze
Alejandro Lastra
Lim Family
Gisela Lowenstein
Juliana Maiz
Luciana Mattioli
Rosalia Mogro
Florencia Moni
María Moreno Cordeu
Germán w Muller
Alejandro Noceti Achaval (Dolores Castelli)
Fernando Notinger
Elsa Panichi
Lucila Pena
Cecilia Pesce
Veronica Picchetti
Paula Powell-Ryan
Andrés Rojo
Carlos Rosso
Mauricio & Rosario Sanchez
Pablo Saud
Martina SM
Carlos Stella
Olivia de Tezanos Pinto
Ilaria Valenzuela
Norma Vergara
Brigitte Von der Fech
Michel Willard
Hornstein Zuain


This July... the Orchestra comes to your home!

🎻 This July... the Orchestra comes to your home! 🎺 🥁

➡️ On Monday, July 20, Las Tunas NGO Youth Orchestra offered a concert on our YouTube channel, as a sample of the work done by the musicians of the Camerata and the Intermediate formation, in this challenging context.

Watch the full concert here:

 

Las Tunas NGO's Youth Orchestra:

Strategic partners: Fondation Tuyu, @fordfund

Sponsors: Roche, Mecenazgo Cultural, Granar

Collaborators: @fundacionmanosdelsur, Grupo Solidario B.B.W, Grupo La Unidad, Círculo de amigos de Las Tunas ONG


The music continues!

Las Tunas NGO Youth Orchestra keeps making music. In the midst of the quarantine, with great will and commitent, each musician studies, rehearses and takes classes from home.

We communicate with them constantly and follow their progress closely, adapting the classes to their connectivity possibilities. We are also very attentive to each one of them, and we support them or their families if necessary.

We are working hard to adapt and help families and neighbors navigate this new context. In the face of uncertainty, the ability to adapt and learn is very important. Now, more than ever, we believe that the development of capabilities is key for every family during this difficult time.

JOIN US! If you want to collaborate, there are options HERE

 


In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, we increased our effort and added new lines of work

See how the children and young adults have worked this week!

 

We are teaching the usual educational programs remotely, taking into consideration the type of connectivity and devices available to each family, and we are accompanying the 26 team members and teachers to adapt to this new modality.

 

We also added new lines of work:

 

  • Simple and easy-to-understand communications about COVID19 and its prevention, for families and neighborhood residents. You can see our publications on our Instagram!

 

  • Tutors and managers have been supporting the families. We make calls every day, to know first hand how they are experiencing this moment, and if they need any support. We listen and advise.

 

If you can help us  by making a contribution or by spreading the word among friends, employees, acquaintances ... we would greatly appreciate it! See how you can help by clicking here.