OUR COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION
We understand that we are an integral part of the communities in which we develop our activities, relating with different stakeholders throughout the country.
Due to the characteristics of the agricultural activity, we coexist daily with nature and the social challenges of each region. We listen to the communities and provide specific responses to each one in order to support them in their development.
The management of activities is carried out through the Institutional Relations area and, from here, we involve the corresponding business areas in each case, taking care of the interests in all our areas of influence.
MAIN LINES OF WORK:
ACCESS TO EDUCATION
WE PROMOTE TRANSFORMATIONS THAT STIMULATE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY IN THE TERRITORY, HAND IN HAND WITH ACCESS TO SOCIAL, HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, AS WELL AS HOUSING AND BETTER INFRASTRUCTURE, INCLUDING COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY.
Among the activities we carry out, we focus on the link with rural schools near our establishments. We organize workshops with extracurricular activities, such as theater, puppet factory and educational visits for students. We also collaborate with hospitals in the area and provide access to new technologies.
“BUILDING TOGETHER” PROGRAM
In rural areas, schools play a fundamental role in strengthening the social fabric. The school, as an educational space, configures spaces for meeting, exchange and the shared construction of knowledge. In this sense, since 2006 we have been working with and developing comprehensive projects in rural educational communities in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Chaco, La Pampa, Salta and San Luis, through the “Building Together” Program.
School Nº 4766, Dr. Mario Julio Elsztain, was inaugurated on August 11, 2005 with land, construction and equipment donated by CRESUD and IRSA Foundation; it is located in Paraje Rural Los Pozos, Rivadavia Banda Sur Department, Province of Salta.
Initially, the school had 2 teachers and 2 classrooms for 15 students. Currently, it has 3 classrooms, 2 teachers, a Director, art and language teachers and an ICT Mediated High School Coordinator. With the expansion of the educational offer through High School, we managed to retain the boys and girls in their place of origin and avoid uprooting them, reaching an enrollment of approximately 35 students. Since high school was implemented, more than 10 students have graduated, who previously had no access to secondary education in their area of residence.
ACCESS TO HEALTH
LOS POZOS SANITARY POST
For more than 10 years we have carried out medical tours in schools and rural areas in the Anta-Salta area. Every year more than 400 people have access to health checks, vaccinations and medications. These activities are carried out together with Ministry of Health of the province of Salta. Given the growing demand of the community, in 2016 the land and building of a Sanitary Post in Los Pozos were donated by Cresud to give access to health service to the entire population of the community without the need to go to the most distant towns. At present, first aid services, clinical, dental and general care are provided. In the context of the pandemic it was epicenter of care and prevention for all the people who were unable to go to the health center of the closest cities: J.V.Gonzalez and Las Lajitas, both 140 km away from the place.
ACTIONS WITH THE COMMUNITY DURING FISCAL YEAR 2022
SALTA – ANTA
CHACO – VILLA ÁNGELA
SAN LUIS – MERLO
LA PAMPA – TRENEL
SANTA CRUZ – PUERTO DESEADO
IRSA Foundation was created in 1996, with the purpose of generating programs and supporting initiatives that promote the integral development of people, with a special focus on education, human well-being and social inclusion. Likewise, it supports more than 60 organizations in society, with the conviction that only through joint work and networking can the real changes necessary to achieve full citizenship and an equitable and inclusive society be achieved.
The work of IRSA Foundation is framed in 4 pillars of action, which open innovative directions in the construction of a sense of community. These pillars are:
EDUCATION: It promotes training, cultural learning and research in education, to enhance the development of people. The intention is to offer support and develop projects that provide new training opportunities in formal and non-formal education for the growth of society. Together with other social organizations, it works for the recognition of the value of identity and respect for diversity, financing, since its inception, the “Education Observatory”, to obtain statistical data on the Education in Argentina with evidence, consensus and social collaboration. In addition, for the last 6 years, it has been promoting the training of young professionals in technical and undergraduate courses that integrate the health care system in Argentina, with special focus on nutrition, early childhood and nursing.
HUMAN WELL-BEING: Human well-being is understood as an aspect that goes through the whole person and brings them closer to their needs for access to information, material, psychological, affective and emotional goods, inspiring to lead a dignified life, good health, food and good social relationships. IRSA Foundation seeks to focus on research and assistance in order to contribute to reduce the differences in a context concerned about health. Since 2014, it invests in improving hospital equipment and providing stateof-the-art devices and health supplies to hospitals and health centers in our country. COMMUNITIES SUSTAINABILITY REPORT Education Human Well-being Integration and Inclusion Social Empowerment IRSA FOUNDATION
IRSA Foundation (together with other entities) financed the creation of The GDFE Health Observatory, an initiative that seeks to contribute to the building of public-private consensus for the design, implementation and sustainability of State policies with health rationality, perspective of rights and proven effectiveness. Also, with the aim of helping the most vulnerable populations to have a healthy diet, it allocates economic resources to more than 20 community kitchens and 2,900 people, so that they can supplement their monthly food with fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy products, and to provide them with cleaning and personal hygiene items.
INTEGRATION AND INCLUSION: It contributes, with special interest, in an area of concern to society, in the context of an economic and health crisis, with two specific lines of action, associated with Employability and Violence. Employability, associated with the set of skills and talents that enable a person to find and keep a job. Focusing on the age group over 40 years old, generating new opportunities for job placement and reinvention. Violence, through research and generating evidence that can contribute to the updating and improvement of the public policy system. Since 2021, IRSA Foundation has been the main investor in the creation of the first “Observatory on Early Childhood Abuse Management Practices”. During the first year, together with Red por la Infancia, a first survey was conducted on the current regulatory framework and public policies on all forms of violence that have an impact on the lives of children and adolescents. At the end of its first stage, the aim is to gather evidence in order to contribute to the construction of a diagnosis of the situation and identify the degree of normative development, the pending challenges at the legislative level, the degree of progress in public policies and in the administration of justice, in terms of protection of children against violence. The need to influence on 4 fundamental axes was confirmed, in order to generate a virtuous circle that produces systemic changes in prevention and response:
SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT: It strengthens the institutional capacity of non-profit organizations through cooperation and partnership. In this regard, IRSA Foundation supports social organizations throughout the country so that they can achieve their mission, grow and develop. Since March, for example, more than 1,060 warm clothes and 170 items were delivered to 5 foundations and NGOs through the “Revaluation of Materials” program, in which the Foundation collects and classifies finds (lost objects of customers in shopping malls) to distribute them later. It also continues with the internal MultipliDAR program, through which all IRSA Group companies’ personnel are offered the possibility of multiplying their personal donations to civil society organizations in their area of reference, in order to strengthen their solidarity initiative. Through this program, the amount that the employee has previously donated to the organization is matched, doubled or tripled.
More information at: http://www.fundacionirsa.org.ar/
PUERTA 18 FOUNDATION
Puerta 18 Foundation is a free space for artistic and technological creation for young people from 13 to 24 years old. Through a non-formal education proposal, it encourages young people to develop their skills, vocations and talents through the multiple resources offered by technology.
Throughout its 15 years, more than 5,000 young people have been trained for free and, today, more than 250 have found employment in areas related to their training at the institution. Two years ago, for pursuing objectives of “common good”, the foundation achieved the recognition of the Superintendence of Corporations (IGJ) so that, through article 81c, donations received can be deductible from profits, favoring more companies to join and amplifying the impact.
Our approach is based on placing the young person at the center of the proposal, which revolves around their interests and needs, and where educators act as facilitators using technology as a tool. Some of the disciplines we work with are: Graphic Design, Photography, UX, Programming, Integrated Video Production, 3D Modeling and Animation, Video Games and Robotics, among others. More information at: http://www.puerta18.org.ar/
ABASTO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM FOUNDATION
The Abasto Children’s Museum is an interactive museum that recreates the spaces of a city where children can play at being a doctor, cameraman, captain, sailor, banker, cook, broadcaster, journalist, nurse, actress, mom, dad and much more. It proposes an enriching and alternative meeting space that integrates play, movement, perception, understanding and expression, encouraging curiosity, interest in learning and imagination from a transforming point of view.
The museum is dedicated to boys and girls up to 12 years old, their families and educators, and, through all of them, to the community in general. For the youngest children (up to 3 years old), it has two soft rooms, specially built to stimulate their activity. It also has an Exhibition Hall and an Auditorium, where shows, film screenings, conferences, book presentations and various events are held.
THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM HAS BEEN DECLARED:
More information at: http://www.museoabasto.org.ar/