One for One aims to create a place of refuge and research where we work. Our goal is to relieve poverty by building the local infrastructure in a personal and transformative way. Our Foundation has chosen to work in villages in which residents form a cohesive family structure and all development does and will directly impact each member. The beauty of the villages we work with is the sense of community one feels when visiting or living there.
Through supporting education we are able to inspire change by broadening the intellectual and creative horizons of the next generation. We have recently built a school in Virrey Del Pino, Argentina that lies in the western province of La Matanza, Buenos Aires. The school is large enough for all of the 60+ children in the community to learn in a comfortable, safe environment where there are positive role models and an educator there to help them succeed.
The school is also free and open to the greater community – the children in the surrounding villages and towns are invited to come and use the computers, books and facilities at any time. We believe education is a right, not a privilege and therefore anyone, no matter what age or educational level, may use the school free of charge. The foundation pays the salary for an English instructor named Rocio to teach English and computer skills on a full-time basis. Because the children range in ages from 2-22 they receive group lessons based upon their skill level and age.
Currently we have seven laptop computers that have levels 1-5 of English and Portuguese Rosetta Stone that are available for the kids to use on their own time and for those who want to study more. The volunteers and interns who come to teach English are invited to supervise the children as they use Rosetta Stone or to do private tutoring one on one with the educational resources provided by the school.