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Argentina, Saltos del Moconá
Saltos del Moconá School in Argentina
Construction period: May 2023 – Aug 2023

Facts

Type of facility

A school building with three classrooms and a library

Students

50

Budget

€43,400

NGO partner

La Misión

Education

Academic year

March to December

Literacy rate (15+ years old)

99.51 %

Attendance rate

Primary school – 99.5%
Lower secondary school – 91.6%
Upper secondary school – 99.2%

Out-of-school children

Children (6 to 11 years old) – 8,593
Adolescents (12 to 14 years old) – 40,217

Project implementation

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 project “La Misión” 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

Country

The Argentine Republic

Capital city

Buenos Aires

Population

47 million people

Currency

Argentine peso (ARS)

Major languages

Mainly Spanish, with Guaraní, Quechua, Qom, Mocoví, Wichí, and Welsh

Travel information

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

15°C (59°F)

Dry season

Winter

Wet season

Summer, characterized by moderate rainfall

Travel tips

Hotel recommendations

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

Travel agencies

SAY HUEQUE 

Interpreting services

WorldInterpreting

 

Proposed one week tour

Day 1: Iguazú Falls

Day 2: School visit

Day 3: San Ignacio Mini Ruins

Day 4: Quebrada de Humahuaca

Day 5: Buenos Aires

Day 6: Perito Moreno Glacier

Day 7: Tierra del Fuego National Park

Help by donating
If you believe in our mission and want to make an impact, you can support the Acronis Schools Initiative