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Paths to Progress: Lo que está pasando en Salta
Community Partner Highlights
Amigos del Árbol develops different socio-environmental projects in rural and urban areas, with intervention activities and educational techniques aiming at preserving, enhancing and promoting respect and knowledge of our natural resources.
Manos Abiertas assists members of the community in situations of poverty, illness, and hardship. Through various programs they work to re-integrate and dignify this population, providing job training, shelter, education, and health care.
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An introduction to Salta, la Linda
The city of Salta (the capital of Salta Province) is located in Northwest Argentina, in the Lerma Valley surrounded by the Andes Foothills. Known as "Salta the Beautiful," the city features a picturesque combination of Spanish colonial architecture and mountain scenery. Culturally, Salta’s blend of Spanish and Mestizo traditions lend the city a distinctive identity, different from the European-like metropolises in the Buenos Aires Province. Yet, the region faces many challenges including child labor, unemployment, malnutrition, and insufficient educational opportunities. Our community partners support the local economy by boosting agricultural profits, promoting traditional arts, teaching small business skills, and addressing social problems for youth development.
Population: est. 600,000
Avg. temperature: Low 52ºF / High 75ºF
Local language: Spanish
Organization: Amigos del Árbol
Topic: Environmental Sustainability
Intern: Ashley Wong
Amigos del Árbol spearheads environmental education and research-based ventures. Intern Ashley Wong worked on their “Semana del Árbol (SMA)”, a campaign with the purpose of restoring ties with the natural environment through the symbolic and practical act of planting trees. Ashley strove to increase citizen participation and amplify SMA’s social impact.
Organization: Fundacion Revivir
Intern: Jason Pedowitz
Fundacion Revivir is a non-profit institution for men seeking treatment for drug abuse and addiction. Fundacion Revivir provides capacity-building workshops and job skills training. Intern Jason Pedowitz supported the carpentry program, which facilitates the patients’ recovery and provides income generating opportunities for the patients after treatment.
Angelica Ortega, Program Director
Angelica was born in Jujuy province in northern Argentina. In university, she studied project management, local community development, and corporate social responsibility. She has 14+ years of experience with NGOs, and has completed a wide range of social projects. She was drawn to FSD because she identifies with FSD’s requirements for community involvement and buy-in for the projects we support. She loves how FSD works as a catalyst for grown, and loves that we work in Salta!