Our Work in Argentina
PADF has years of experience partnering with local organizations and the private sector in Argentina to improve education, strengthen civil society and communities, and direct in-kind donations to local institutions.
PADF partner Fundación Leer has implemented a literacy program in Ushuaia, a city located in Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego region. Funding from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has helped support a children’s center that served 150 children. The grant increased the number of books in the center’s library, which has expanded the types of reading activities available to the children, many of whom are socially at-risk. In addition, RCL’s support has strengthened teacher training, improved literacy, and provided resources to parents so they can better support their child’s learning.
PADF’s In-Kind Donations program plays an important role in helping vulnerable communities in Latin America and the Caribbean. With the support of a network of partners including medical services in the United States, public agencies, manufacturers, and universities, PADF distributes in-kind donations worth millions of dollars. These include medical and dental equipment and medical supplies for health care institutions, and tools for professional training at technical and vocational education institutions.
Strengthening Civil Society
PADF works in partnership with civil society organizations in Latin America to promote democratic values and human rights recognized within the Inter-American system, such as Freedom of Expression and Religious Freedom. In Argentina, PADF offers technical assistance and support to organizations that promote knowledge and awareness of these rights and provides concrete policy recommendations to local and regional authorities. PADF also promotes the exchange of best practices and lessons learned between Argentinean organizations and similar groups in the region.