March to December
Literacy rate (15+ years old)
Primary school – 99.5%
Lower secondary school – 91.6%
Upper secondary school – 99.2%
Children (6 to 11 years old) – 8,593
Adolescents (12 to 14 years old) – 40,217
The vast majority of the original indigenous people of Argentina, such as the community of Saltos del Moconá, have never received an education. Young people generally face enormous obstacles to pursuing their education, such as absence of nearby schools, the lengthy commutes (30 to 40 km each way, mainly on dirt roads), and the low socioeconomic status of their families.
In 2023, the Acronis Cyber Foundation Program, along with their local NGO partner Fundacion Compartir aims to build a school together with local villages. It will be constructed mainly out of ecological materials from the site and region itself. The building will be 70 m2 and will include three classrooms and a library and will benefit 50 children from 5 to 15 years old, as well as generations to come.
About the country
The Argentine Republic
47 million people
Argentine peso (ARS)
Mainly Spanish, with Guaraní, Quechua, Qom, Mocoví, Wichí, and Welsh
Argentina’s climate varies from region to region due to the country’s vast size. Saltos del Moconá is located in the subtropical part of the country, characterized by hot summers and mild winter temperatures.
Annual average temperature
Summer, characterized by moderate rainfall
Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s definitely among the most spectacular sights in South America. It comprises 300 individual waterfalls along a 30 km edge that are up to 82 meters high.
Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the largest and best-preserved Jesuit mission ruins in the country, originally built in the 1600s during the Spanish Colonial Period.
Quebrada de Humahuaca is a picturesque 155-km-long ravine with a wild river running through it during the summer.
The third largest salt flat in the world, covering an area of 4,700 square kilometers. You may encounter workers washing and scrapping salt there and watch the process. The area is also splendidly picturesque as it is surrounded by walnut tree plantations, red sandstone mountains and lagoons.
A splendidly beautiful city of old colonial buildings. La Boca, the most colorful neighborhood of the city, with its Caminito Street Museum, is a must-visit, as well as Recoleta, Palermo, Belgrano and Plaza de Mayo.
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site of Patagonia’s Los Glaciares National Park. There you can take an ice trekking tour on the glacier and behold the beautiful Monte Fitz Roy mountain.
This park has forests, mountains, waterfalls, lakes and more. Visit and enjoy trekking and local wildlife, and take a ride on an antique steam train through the park.
Buenos Aires: NH City Buenos Aires Centro Histórico
Places to eat
Buenos Aires: Lo de Rita, La Esquina del Antigourmet, Gibraltar
Best souvenirs from the country
Gaucho knives, glass siphon or soda bottle, leather, alfajores, Pinguino jug, Mafalda Comic
Proposed one week tour
Day 1: Buenos Aires
Day 2: Iguazú Falls (Argentinian side)
Day 3: Iguazú Falls (Brazilian side)
Day 4: School visit
Day 5: San Ignacio Mini Ruins
Day 6: Buenos Aires
Day 7: Buenos Aires