Fundación Cimientos is a nonprofit organization established in Buenos Aires,
Argentina, in 1998. Its mission is to promote equal educational opportunities to
poor children by means of programs that prevent school drop out.
Thanks to the generous support of national and international companies, as well as
contributions from individuals, Cimientos provides families in some of Buenos Aires's
poorest neighborhoods with a small monthly stipend to offset the family expenses that
might otherwise force the student to drop out.
What we ask in return is that the student and his/her family agree, in writing, to join
with Cimientos in doing everything possible to keep that child in school and studying.
A rigorous monitoring program conducted by social workers that are continually involved
with the student, the family and the teachers backs up that agreement.