Argentina, Saltos del Moconá
Saltos del Moconá School in Argentina
Construction period: Jul 2023 – Oct 2023


Type of facility

A school building with three classrooms and a library





NGO partner

Fundacion Compartir


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 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

Capital city

Buenos Aires


47 million people


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


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


Interpreting services



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

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