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noticia vas.c om.ar siti Social Entrepreneurs: The power of ideas "These are people who solve large-scale social problems. They are not politician s or celebrities, are scattered all over the world: Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazi l, Hungary, India, Poland and South Africa. They have new ideas to improve the l ives of people and put them up in cities, countries and, in some cases around th e world, "and defines David Bornstein, author of How to change the world, in his recent visit to Buenos Aires. In a talk with N +, Bornstein said that after hav ing visited several countries for five years interviewing social entrepreneurs, learned about the inspirational power of these ideas and the potential of genera ting a massive social transformation. "While this movement still remains hardly visible in the media, its growth is continuous and global. Represent social entr epreneurs for social change what business entrepreneurs to the economy. Take ris ks, undertake and are not afraid to fail or start over, "he said. Looking for a better quality of life for their environment and develop sustainab le models that are replicated around the world think globally, act locally. Are positive, look for leadership within and share their achievements, they grow to others, not seeking power grab. They believe it is possible to build a more just , equitable and peaceful, and work tirelessly to make this possible seeking inno vative approaches and break new ground with new proposals. The social entrepreneur is a dreamer who takes action by a deep desire for chang e, for their children, for all children. The mad open roads then travel wise What characterizes a social entrepreneur? Accept the challenges, does not conform with reality adversely. Do not be silent , you play, get involved, always going forward. They are ordinary people with po werful ideas, innovative and positive that move motivated by a deep desire to ma ke reality be less adverse. Argentine cases presented in this work are examples of a number of proposals tha t exist in our country. Argentine SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS A contribution to the Decade of United Nations Education for Sustainable Develop ment (2005-2014) spo www.noticia vas.c om.ar siti ECOCLUBES FOR A CLEAN PLANET Driven by Ricardo Bertolino, Ecoclubs born in 1992 in the southern province of S anta Fe was an innovative proposal that prompted young people to personally addr ess a central problem in communities: daily waste. Were created from mobilized g roups (GM) consisting of the middle school students participating in the Plan fo r Productive Use of household solid waste. apart from reporting on why the need to take responsibility for garbage, recycli ng proposals created. Members of these bodies, distributed in several provinces, exercising shared leadership through which each member plays a role that is ass igned to joint the team. In 1997 began to show outside the model to treat the wa

ste created in a communal home. Eco-Clubs were organized first in Chile and Pana ma, an initiative that was approved by the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization in 1998. With this endorsement continued to replic ate in other African countries. The experience of Ecoclubes has screened at the International Network of Eco-Clubs (IRE), created in 1999 with their original go als, more to unite the forces of the members of the member countries to improve local environmental conditions and global , using the volunteer force as a tool. They have been elected to the 40 innovative projects identified by the Schwab F oundation of Switzerland, which supports the generation of changes that "humaniz e our planet." Just participate in the discussion board of the Programme of Acti on for Youth, organized by the United Nations in New York. Ricardo Bertolino and young people responsible for community health Ecoclubs have its own structure (local, provincial and national), are managed wi th regulations and methodologies and are primarily composed of children (enterin g after 10 years in the category Children's) and youth (from 14 , fall into the category Youth), but are open to anyone who wishes to join and respect its laws. The draft Bertolini evolved groups form a network of independent but interrelat ed More information: www.ecoclubes.org secretaria@ecoclubes.org Tel: 4322 0636 Argentine SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS A contribution to the Decade of United Nations Education for Sustainable Develop ment (2005-2014) spo www.noticia vas.c om.ar siti Knowing our house EDUCATOR AN ADVENTURER OF THE SOUTH SEAS Marcos Oliva Day, lawyer career, former prosecutor in Santa Cruz, made the dream of creating an informal educational tool to enable children and young people in your area love the land that sustains them, landscapes, and to awaken the desir e to stay in that space in the world, full of natural wonders, with a life proje ct. Sea World Explorer, observer from the regional fauna has unique characterist ics, in 1983 devised the program knowing our house because she thinks she does n ot love the landscape living is less likely to build a decent in these areas of Argentine territory centuries ago fascinated many foreign sailors and caught the attention of Charles Darwin. Oliva Day feels like the members of his staff, among which is his wife, Malala, a special passion walking through, for example, in kayaks with the kids and yout h stretches of water, plains and curves in long walks in the corners with signs that reveal ancient, petrified forests and ancient trees in a geography with str iking cliffs, a paradise for fans of marine wildlife. Between lectures, walk car efully observing the fauna and flora of a particular geography, soil and every i nch of nature rich in canals, rivers, capes, bays and open sea. Knowing our hous e program for educators interested in the UK, the members of the Churchill Found ation, an organization that alley Irish Professor Robin Ruddock to study in Puer to Deseado. "The estuary is an empty classroom and a school formidable nature. T he program objectives are to prevent, contain, educate and develop children and adolescents. " Inhabitant of Puerto Deseado, a town connected to the ocean by the river, whose permanent settlement took place on July 15, 1884 when Captain Antonio Oneto foun ded the colony, says: "The estuary is an inlet of the sea that stretches for 45 miles within the continent, with creeks and canals that are home to colonies of penguins, cormorants, oystercatchers and terns. Crossings often accompany sea li

ons, playful Commerson's dolphins and the world's most beautiful dolphin, known as white or Commerson's dolphins, with black spots on a light background and hea d almost conical. It is special to navigate those waters traversed by the ships of Magellan, Drake and Cavendish, which is supplied to continue his adventures t raveling around the world through the famous Straits in the sixteenth century. " More information: olivaday@pdeseado.com.ar Tel: 0297-4872503 Argentine SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS A contribution to the Decade of United Nations Education for Sustainable Develop ment (2005-2014) spo www.noticia vas.c om.ar siti CEGIN RETAIL COST MORE HEALTH Leading social, medical and social entrepreneur, Jorge Gronda fifteen years purs uing a dream is a reality as possible: to bring health to women and children liv ing in marginalized areas. Father of four children and partner Irene always, you r unconditional support, just received in Buenos Aires Social Entrepreneur Award 2005, awarded by the Schwab Foundation and the Argentine newspaper The Chronicl e. This means that Gronda be part of the global network of social entrepreneurs and attend the Social Entrepreneurs' Summit to be held in Switzerland in January 2006. "I inherited from my old affection for the people of my region, the deep love of individual freedom and the ability to dream changes in society," says mo ved. This heritage and the words of a peasant woman fifteen years ago literally said, "Come and heal us that we are dying of cancer," Gronda prompted to sharpen your imagination to the fullest and they had Cegin. In the beginning it had three employees and today has 30 full-time. Currently, t he health center receives 130 patients daily, performs 650 tests monthly ovarian cancer, and provides treatment to 500 women each month, and 40,000 women passed through these offices. The profits from this venture fund the extension of services to a segment of the population located in remote areas, sometimes only be reached on foot. In fact, Gronda makes two trips per month in these parts away. This social enterprise ha s formed partnerships with health specialists that offer services not covered by it;€has also signed agreements with two universities to offer internships for a ll rotating medical students in the Cegin clinics in remote rural areas. Among t he strengths of entrepreneurship emphasizes the possibility of replicating the p roject and integrating with other social services. More information: www.schwabf ound.org Social Enterprise Conceived in 1988, is a company Cegin self-sufficient health and nonprofit socia l impact. It is focused on providing low-priced health for mothers and children in remote areas of the province of Jujuy. With an annual budget of 413,000 pesos Cegin self-financed one hundred percent. Argentine SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS A contribution to the Decade of United Nations Education for Sustainable Develop ment (2005-2014) spo www.noticia vas.c om.ar siti Conin THE RIGHT TO NUTRITION

The greatest virtue of Abel Albino, a pediatrician from Mendoza, is to promote a ctions that leave footprints in the lives of people. Only twelve years ago, when he sought financial support to create the Cooperative for Child Nutrition (Coni n), used to hear this question in response to his request: "Where are malnourish ed? And he did not hesitate to say "must get into the huts to see them." Today, many ignored the reality that is in sight and no one sounds crazy this professio nal help with their homework. On September 4, 1993, in Mendoza, Albino Conin doo rs opened. His mission was daunting: child malnutrition break from prevention. S o the big step of this project are educational activities for parents, teachers, nurses, doctors and the entire population that is in contact with children. "Ou r Recovery Centers provide to the needy, an opportunity to change their lives th rough self-management, and not a simplistic handouts only produces more poverty and more ignorance. This disease, when given in early childhood, causes many dea ths and also those who survive can suffer irreversible brain damage, "says Albin o. Conin was organized in three pillars: teaching, support and research, and is also present in Córdoba, Tucumán, Corrientes, Misiones, Buenos Aires, Paraguay a nd Peru soon. The center trains adults, also professionals of the same NGO. Abel Albino (right) in the presentation in Buenos Aires of the book How to Chang e the World, David Bornstein Under separate agreements, students from several universities make their practic es Conin centers, achieving an early approach to the social reality of the poore r classes. While this national experience that arises in the department of Las H eras is based in Chile, which implements the methodology Dr. Fernando Monckerber g, and advances in other countries, going beyond the treatment and prevention of early malnutrition. Forman containment spaces for people with so many needs. Fo r example, recovery has facilities for infants. It is difficult to explain the i mpact and scope of works. Perhaps most important to rescue are the testimonies o f those who have benefited from Albino and its work. Last September, during the awards ceremony near future, Coca Cola program, few were those who could hide th eir excitement to hear Anne talk She learned to read and write in Conin and now teaches other parents. More information: www.conin.org.ar Argentine SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS A contribution to the Decade of United Nations Education for Sustainable Develop ment (2005-2014) spo www.noticia vas.c om.ar siti Rolex Award Initiative Preserve traces of prehistoric animals in Argentina The paleontologist and geologist Teresa Manera de Bianco Argentina seeks to resc ue an exceptional concentration of animal tracks imprinted in the ground 12,000 years ago, in Pehuen Co, on the Atlantic coast of Argentina. This site two miles in length was 120 centuries ago an interior lake abounding in birds and mammals . After spending thousands of years covered by sediments, now the site is threat ened by rising sea levels and by the influx of tourists. Currently, way is get the government to build a route away from the coast, in or der to avoid further damaging the beach. To do this, you need to make the beach reserve area declared palaeontology. But the economic crisis led to the postpone ment of many projects. Since 2002, the draft declaration of the reserve area is locked to the Provincial Legislature.€The paleontologist thinks his Rolex Award "will be an important help to convince politicians about the importance and urge ncy of passing the law in question, and provide funds for the construction of th e road." As a teacher and researcher at the Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahia Blanca, soon specialized in the structure of dinosaur eggs. His research won him the respect of academia, based on a thorough knowledge of local fields and the

publication of articles in the scientific press in Argentina. With the desire to share his collection of prehistoric treasures in 1989 prompted the founding of the Municipal Museum of Natural Sciences Charles Darwin, in Punta Alta, which re mains an honorary director. Dealing with technical difficulties and bureaucratic hurdles, Teresa Manera work ing intensively on the preservation of the footprints by obtaining latex molds, and make available to the scientific world important clues about the lives of an imals that inhabited the pampas in ancient times. Co Pehuen is not the only pale ontological site in Argentina, but it is one of the most unique. "There is nothi ng comparable to Pehuen Co," said Ross MacPhee, curator of the Division of Verte brate Zoology at the Museum of Natural History in New York and one of the few fo reign paleontologists who has visited the site. More information: www.rolexawards.com Rolex Awards for Initiative: The Rolex Awa rds for Initiative aims to encourage the spirit of visionary men and women aroun d the world, by providing financial support and recognition needed to carry out innovative and feasible projects that improve the knowledge and human welfare. Argentine SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS A contribution to the Decade of United Nations Education for Sustainable Develop ment (2005-2014) spo www.noticia vas.c om.ar siti The Power Plant Integrate persons with disabilities The Plant is a nonprofit organization that was born in 2002 at the initiative of a group of citizens involved in community awareness about the need to give visi bility to people with disabilities, recognizing their rights and integrate them into all areas. The central ideas that guide and drive the projects of the NGOs are respect for diversity as a value for the construction of citizenship and bel ief in the possibility of building a society with differences, but inequalities. Beatriz Pellizzari, its founder, survived an accident two decades ago and convi nced many people going through extreme situations do not have the same opportuni ties, decided to study and specialize in the subject. Born in Montevideo, is a s ocial psychologist, was director of the Par Foundation, an organization that pro motes competitive employability of people with disabilities and has been elected Ashoka Fellow in 2000. The action strategies of the dam formed by a team of people with similar interes ts, are aimed at strengthening the voluntary movement of those with a disability through their organizations, encouraging practice and improving the level of pr ominence in their communities. The people of the NGO builds citizenship installi ng the theme in non-traditional and affecting the public agenda to change behavi ors inclusive exclusive. From its place in Argentina, La Usina, the change in di sability, public welfare campaigns aimed to raise awareness and inform the publi c about the value they bring people with disabilities, organized exhibitions and artistic events, cultural and sports in order to consider diversity as a basis for collective enrichment, enables organizations to improve their practices and results; answer queries and derive the nexus between the people who come to the NGO and other organizations, and develops a database national information and sp ecific services. The lysine promotes a greater degree of autonomy and space for the encouragement inclusive development. Their commitment is to build a real tra nsformation that changes the lives of people with disabilities to access the ful l exercise of their citizenship. The proposal is national. And they do honor to his name to be drivers of change, while driving to the Argentine youth with disa bilities to be active participants at all levels of their community.

"The best the world has is the number of worlds it contains. To recover the univ ersality of the human condition, which is the best we have, we have to celebrate diversity while that condition" Eduardo Galeano "In Argentina there are 22 million individuals with disabilities. Most live belo w the poverty line, which increases their disadvantage. To this we must add the immediate family environment that impacts on the rate-an average of 8.8 million, "and people over 65 who are potential carriers of deficiencies at some point in their old age," says the specialist. More information: www.lausina.org info@lausina.org Tel: 4372 1266 Argentine SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS A contribution to the Decade of United Nations Education for Sustainable Develop ment (2005-2014) spo www.noticia vas.c om.ar siti Patagonian Cross Foundation A CRUSADE FOR THE EDUCATION AND EQUITY In September 1979, during the season that the Mapuche call pewü, l time of the o utbreak, when life is reborn, a group of men and women Buenos Aires, with 24 yea rs on average, were installed with their families in a semi-desert valley near J unín de los Andes, Neuquén, Patagonia and crossfade. They did so with the convic tion to help the needy, those whom the reality denied any possibility of having a good quality of life and opportunities for literacy, employment and integratio n, plus the willingness to accompany the comprehensive development of the inhabi tants of the rural communities need to base the work on strengthening their own potential. Joined by friends and support from other provinces to build the Integ ral Education Center San Ignacio (CIS), a technical agricultural school which cu rrently has 4000 square meters and has warehouses, workshops, carpentry, hostels and canteens. They did so in a region where the supply is almost nonexistent in rural secondary education for both children and adolescents and adults. In the CIS dictate job training workshops, applying the Farm School Program, which is r eplicated in several schools, another project of greenhouses for farming familie s, and help those interested in having agricultural and livestock enterprises ba sed on sustainable use of resources natural. Patagonia Crusade, the dream of a group of visionaries, provides social services and providing solutions for people to be educated. The organization supports th e work of the Association Unmay Mapuche, whose mission is to strengthen the inte rnal organization of communities, strengthen ties with indigenous communities to promote the Mapuche culture. More information: More information: www.cruzadapatagonica.org fundacion@cruzadap atagonica.org Q8371DFP Félix San Martín 678, Junín de los Andes, Neuquén (2972) 491 262 9366 or 4790 Argentine SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS A contribution to the Decade of United Nations Education for Sustainable Develop ment (2005-2014) spo www.noticia vas.c om.ar siti SEE FOUNDATION EDUCATE FORESTA Plants are the voice of nature, all ancient cultures have loved the earth and al l that she holds as a symbol of the process taking life to the trees that, toget her, are the lungs of the planet. Environment Foundation, Culture and Developmen

t (Attend) embraces, from 1990, the act of choosing a seed, plant it and make th at vital small group becomes a sheltering tree and bears fruit, but also allows people to experience dealing with its growth through observation and care, feeli ngs ranging from tolerance to respect for others and their environment. Come, ta ke the tree as a symbol, the program was implemented Educate forested, designed to train students and teachers on environmental issues in order to develop human values in children, adolescents and adults capable of generating a sustainable society. The main achievement of the foundation, from Cordoba, is promoting a re spectful attitude towards nature in thousands of kids and hundreds of teachers. The intention is to create awareness of the processing capacity human beings hav e every child can change their environment in a positive, growing trees using se ed harvested and placed himself in any type of recycled packaging to germinate. You learn well the mechanisms of citizen participation, individual and collectiv e responsibility, while in the heart of each one forms a vision through a joint work, which together people and institutions for the common good, environmental protection a nd local development. Educating 102 768 forested involving children, family and neighbors 105 158, 839 institutions in 493 towns and rural communities in five p rovinces (Córdoba, Jujuy, Mendoza, Black River and Santiago del Estero); trained 2390 teachers, 511 219 trees grown in nurseries, schools and 202 717 were plant ed in a communal, of which 85 percent survived.€In principle caused an attitude of respect for habitat and other human beings, and caused a debate in thousands of relatives and neighbors in their communities about the need for rational use of natural resources and promote a style of growth can protect for present and f uture generations. In 2004 began building the Red Educate Forest, which provides for exchanges and mutual support to members. It consists of 560 teachers, 15,00 0 students and 202 educational institutions. The slogan is to embrace life, in t his case, through the recognition of the importance of trees for the education o f every human being. More information: acude@fundacionacude.org www.fundacionacude.org Tel: (54) 0351 4553 983 SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP Argentine s A contribution to the Decade of United Nations Education for Sustainable Develop ment (2005-2014) spo www.noticia vas.c om.ar siti Sayajsunqo Warmi Association Determined woman In Jujuy, in the Puna region, desert dotted with mountains, 3800 meters high, is Warmi Sayajsunqo Association, formed by a group of women Kolla, which are part of a culture that is thousands of years in the South American Andes . They work with passion to develop the region as a realization of a dream that is based on the valuation of their identities in order to create a universe conducive to lif e. The play activities are focused on solidarity, respect for equality in differenc e, affection, honesty and love of the land. "These values" are commenting vital tool of the strategy they develop. "With these beliefs also formed similar organ izations, small, assembled a network of integrated communities. One of the most important missions of the association is the Comprehensive Program for Aborigina l Endogenous Development, which incorporates the beneficiaries as active partner s in the diagnosis of community problems and design solutions. For them, poverty is faced together. Through this program raised community funds or banks 90 Koll a, microfinance financial system, accounting and administrative, managed by the communities. They also developed the School of Aboriginal Entrepreneurs to provi

de tools that enable the handling of business management with native identity. A mong all village funds purchased and installed in Abra Pampa a service station f or fuel sales. The association has a center of Internet, telephones and a bunkho use for the purchase of wool from sheep and llama fiber. As for indigenous right s since 2001 run a specific work area to protect, for example, land tenure. They also designed a community health program. The warmis feel responsible for community living and the land that shelters and sustains. "Our sensitivity to other forms of life and other people, they say, so othes our souls and makes us members of humanity. That is our wealth sewn to the heart, in relation to persons and Pachamama. "Rosario Quispe, along with eight women, founded Warmi Sayajsunqo (in the Quechua language means" determined woman ") in 1995. In less than a year together 320 members, 80% of them heads of hous eholds of families with an average of six children each. It is based in Abra Pam pa. At present, the entity comprises more than 3500 families, inhabitants of the Puna and Andean valleys. More information: www.warmiandina.org.ar Email: warmi_ap@iagine.com.ar (3887) 49 1-167 / 491-169 Argentine SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS A contribution to the Decade of United Nations Education for Sustainable Develop ment (2005-2014) spo www.noticia vas.c om.ar siti AMAUTA FOUNDATION CULTURAL AND ECO SCHOOL MUSEUM Sunrise at Valley Amaicha belonging to pueblodiaguita-calchaquí, old has-inhabit ants of the Valleys Calcha-quies. And in a corner of Amaicha, Los Zazos, Aguayso l family lives, who heads the Foundation Amauta. Their hearts pass this land for a purpose: to promote job creation and community workshops, courses, exhibition s, publications, medical campaigns, reforestation of native species and other ac tivities for collective participation and quality improvement of life and level of education of the community. All through school and the ECO Cultural Museum. I s it any wonder? It should not if you listen carefully to the words of Amable Ag uaysol Balbin, director of the foundation when she explains that amauta comes fr om Quechua and means "teacher, guide, knowledge-wise, it points to something mor e than teach reading and writing€"Expresses above all a sense of belonging and c ommitment to our heritage forgotten, denied our identities, our untold stories." The foundation's mission is to promote active school and personalized education , promoting art and popular culture of the aboriginal people of the Valley Amaic ha toward sustainable development, equitable, united in half, open and plural, i n a framework of freedom , respect and discipline. Hence, the mission is summari zed in the motto Education for life. As for the relationship between the school and neighbors, it occupies a particul ar cultural and historical appreciation where children, youth and adults access and participate in various activities that are proposed. The ECO Cultural Founda tion Amauta Museum is an institution of community participation, generating valu es and attitudes within a framework of freedom and shared responsibilities. Arti stic activities are related to the ECO museum and heritage. As a means of non-fo rmal education tends to cover a wide range of functions related to continuing ed ucation and other dimensions of the educational process. It takes into account n on-formal native needs to select the most appropriate content. One of the needs that are proposed to cover school-to respond to young people who migrate for emp loyment or study-is designed, but now students themselves demand continuity in t he learning spaces and therefore the organization seeks strategic alliances with other sectors involved in the task to improve the quality of education.

More information: TEL. (0054) 03892-421177 E-MAIL: losamautas@hotmail.com fuamau ta@cosama.com.ar www.turismoentucuman.com.ar / fundacionamauta The Zazos - Amaic ha del Valle, Tucumán Province-CP 4137 Argentine SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS A contribution to the Decade of United Nations Education for Sustainable Develop ment (2005-2014) spo www.noticia vas.c om.ar siti "The stream of truth flows through the channels from their mistakes" R. Tagore, philosopher and poet These texts are part of a project being undertaken by the group Positive News in Argentina in order to provide educational tools in the framework of the United Nations Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014). This work is inspired and articulated with Positive News Youth Views, official tool of the United Nations (www.pnyv.org). Positive News offers this material freely so it can serve as baseline informatio n for consultation for those interested in becoming an active part of change tha t is emerging in the international community. There are many people who are building a better world for you. MAY CHANGE THE WAY! THIS INFORMATION YOU BELONG! We invite you to print this chart and paste it into your college or university, if you can protect her in a sheet. It's simple: To print on any printer and then pasted on a wall visible. THANK YOU A: Graciela Melgarejo, Ana Miura, Marysol Antón, Mercedes Emiliano Gal li and Franco for his journalistic collaboration in the drafting of this report. Our affection for Juan Carlos Esposito, Julia Bowland, Marcos Oliva Day, Clash Magui Vilca, Juan Manuel Arias. Camila San Andres Red Vilcinskas and for their c ommitment to N +. Special thanks to Eric Schneider (PNYV, Germany), Shauna Crock ett-Burrows (director of Positive News in the UK) Graham Forrest (N + Spain) and Julia MortonMarr (IHTEC, Canada) they are always near. & MORE INFO CONTACT: And rea & Maria Teresa Méndez Brandam Morresi, Director of Positive News in Argentin a, info@noticiaspositivas.com.ar CONNECT WITH POSITIVE STORIES! And more ... .... Can be part SENDING YOUR STORIES! These cases are examples that could inspire attitudes, changes of views leading to a profession, taking into account the many global needs and emotional and ful l awareness of what each one can do at this moment in history. Argentinos SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS