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Siegwerk teams up with Redes Solidarias to help children in Northern Argentina
Redes Solidarias is a non-profit and volunteering foundation started in 1996, which helps indigenous communities isolated in the northern part of Argentina which includes the Salta and Chaco Provinces.
The foundation provides educational programs focusing primarily on information technology, school supplies and clothes. The residents of the remote local communities live in poor conditions without access to basic services. In the region children walk up to 8 km each day to get to school.
To support the students in their education, Siegwerk Argentina collaborated on the purchase of new laptop computers for the community and provided brochures with computer information for each student.
The village of La Estrella hosts nearly 80 children from four other nearby communities. Historically there have been a limited number of computers for children to enhance their skills. One of the teachers in the community said the children have learned to share with a great team spirit among all students.