Centro Comunitario “Nuevos Horizontes” (Punta Alta) Argentina

In 1993 a group of young people of the city of Punta Alta motivated by the ideal of building a more united world, began working with children at risk in the Fonavi neighborhood. Thanks to this work with the community the need emerged for a physical space that could act as a place of encounter, where children, youth and adults could channel their talents, discover true values, recognize their abilities, and feel part of society and of a project for the future.

In 1995, the initiative is presented in “New Families” (branch of the Focolare Movement), in particular the international project “Solidarity at a Distance”. The response was quick and 100 sponsors began to contribute through a monthly fee.
Therefore some land was bought near “New Horizons Social Centre”.

The center consists of a multi-purpose room (SUM), kitchen, bathroom, medical room with a waiting room, 2 work cabinets, and a house where the caretaker lives; there additional space for storage and laboratories. There is a 40m x 30 m green space for outdoor activities.

Workshops: ecology – the prevention of child sexual abuse – Values – dialogue with adolescents – school support/painting. Services: Delivery of clothing. Health: Nursing – Clinical care – psychology.
The center has several recreational areas, sports, games, toy library; There is also close collaborationwith families in the neighborhood through which who their needscan be assessed and they can be accompanied

Volunteers are placed in the existing activities for school children and those at risk.

Lodging information:
Positions available: 2 men and 2 women. Available period: from February to December.