According to official statistics, 25.7% of Argentina’s population lives in poverty. With an unemployment rate around 7.2% and many hurdles to secondary education, social development remains elusive and hard to achieve.
Greater Buenos Aires is one of the most affected areas, and the place where The Human Safety Net Argentina decided to intervene first, empowering vulnerable populations and providing tools to help them overcome challenging life conditions.
In order to achieve our goal we partnered with a local NGO, conducting positive parenting and self-management skills workshops for more than 200 families with kids ages 0-6.
Using resources parents already possess as a point of departure, we strive to strengthen their self-esteem and enhance their knowledge. The Human Safety Net Argentina hosts weekly meetings at our partner’s facilities in Colonia Urquiza, La Plata. Roughly 20 participants attend each two-hour session, where they interact with other parents and learn new skills that can help them generate income.