This blog was put together to create a space that could connect the volunteers and the children at Conviven. Through this blog, we can establish a link to Conviven for foreign volunteers-- in their time before arriving in Argentina, at Conviven, and after their departure. This blog can keep you up to date on what is going at Conviven and with its community members.
Conviven is an NGO oriented to promote and favour social and community development for children, teenagers, young people, and families living in one of the most impoverished neighbourhoods of
Conviven was founded in 1994 by Valmir S. Vieira, a
Through Conviven, we instrument multiple prevention programs oriented towards infants, children and adolescents. Conviven targets populations from the Barrio General Belgrano, Villa 15, Ciudad Oculta, and Lugano, one of the neighborhoods labeled as a Priority Action neighborhood. Our challenge is to create a recreational, formative, andeducational space, that can give possibility to children, youth and adolescents of both sexes. We hope to re-enforce their education, or re-insert them into the educational system, provide athletic, social and cultural activities.
Conviven's mission is to create a space that fulfils the following objectives:
- Provide a nurturing and caring environment in all activities
- Create bonds of friendship and healthy co-living
- Establish practical and fair discipline
- Share and restore moral and ethical principles
- Provide adequate educational classes
- Provide occupational training