APARU - Association of Argentine Professionals in the UK

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13 Greenwood Park,
Kingston upon Thames,
KT2 7EA

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1106195

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APARU is the Association of Argentine Professionals in the United Kingdom, a non-profit organization registered under the Central Registry of Charities of England and Wales.

 

APARU provides direct support to small organizations in Argentina which lack access to regular funding but have a proven track record of good governance and a strong commitment to improving the wellbeing, health and education of the poorest and most vulnerable communities in Argentina. APARU offers a unique platform that brings together professionals of all disciplines living in the UK with the aim of creating a forum for debate on professional issues and developing fundraising activities to support disadvantaged communities in Argentina.

APARU is currently supporting the following projects:


FUNDACION SI: RESIDENCIAS UNIVERSITARIAS

Since 2012, the University Residences Project of Fundación SI provides accommodation to young people who finished secondary school in rural areas, during their whole time at college or university.  They get free accommodation, food, travelling tickets and books and supplies. We also offer them the academic support required to help them start university, since in most cases, the candidates finish secondary school with a low academic level. In addition, the students also receive emotional support (with Psychologists who offer assistance to those who have suffered from abuse or violence in a context of extreme poverty, amongst other problems).


FUNDACION ESPIGA: CHACO EXISTE

The project ‘Chaco Existe’ consists in placing water pumps in 23 small schools in the region of the Chaco forest, known as ‘The Impenetrable’, most specifically, in El Sauzalito - a village populated by the Wichi natives. Many of the inhabitants are not literate and their basic nutritional needs are not met, which results in growth retardation affecting a high percentage of the population.
The most impoverished communities suffer from conditions or diseases which have already been eradicated from the rest of the country, such as Tuberculosis, Chagas disease and/or Malnutrition. Likewise, 85% of the people are affected by parasitic diseases, which they get from drinking water from the rivers, due to the lack of potable drinking water.
•In addition to the provision of potable water, the foundation is also working on other projects in the region, such as a sponsorship programme for 5 picnic areas, where they feed up to 1,500 kids a day, and a community restaurant which feeds more than 3,800 people per weekend. They are also involved in the maintenance and extension of an artisans’ workshop and the implementation of community orchards (INTA, Prohuerta).

We welcome donations for any of these projects!

 

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