ASOCIACION DE CLUBES ARGENTINOS DE SERVICIO
ACAS is an organization that builds schools in the border areas of Argentina and provides them with permanent assistance in the form of scholarships, donations and education and health promotion campaigns. The 25 clubs which integrate ACAS also organize solidarity actions in their respective communities.
We concentrate our efforts on the construction and maintenance of school buildings in inhospitable areas along the borders of Argentina, promoting and developing educational projects which strengthen the bonds of isolated populations with the rest of our country. Our social and health campaigns help to improve the quality of life of children from distant and forsaken communities.
- To assist the local communities of each of the CAS clubs by acting as social support links among those who need help and those who can provide it. Our Clubes Argentinos de Servicio promote important activities, collaborating with municipal and provincial authorities; providing elements to improve hospital services, supporting assistance centres, nurseries, special needs schools, libraries, care homes for the elderly, granting scholarships for students and bringing together municipal and/or communal authorities as well as with other non profit entities in the organization of cultural activities, etc.
- To promote and develop educational projects intended to strengthen the integration into the country of populations in isolated border areas. Thus, the NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF SCHOOLS IN BORDER AREAS IS ACAS’s GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: to build schools near the country frontiers, so that not a single Argentine child is deprived of access to education, even if he/she lives in an inhospitable area.
NA.PRO.A.F.S.: Our NATIONAL PROGRAM OF ASSISTANCE TO SCHOOLS IN BORDER AREAS includes:
Scholarships and apprenticeships for students completing their primary education at our schools, and who wish continue their education.
SCHOOL SPONSORING PROGRAM
Under this interesting project, one or more ACAS clubs (or external sponsors, individuals, foundations or companies) are in permanent contact with one of these schools, learn about their needs, and organize visits to provide assistance and distribute donations (clothes, books, educational material, etc)
DENTAL CARE PROGRAM
A group of volunteer teachers and senior students of Dentistry of the National University of Rosario make periodic visits, organized and funded by this program, to bring dental care to the students and the community around our schools. So far this program has been implemented at Escuela Nº 1 (Pueblo Illía) and Nº 8 (Colonia Aurora), both in the Province of Misiones.
Address: 9 de Julio 162
Telephone: 0351 421-8246
The primary school was opened on 14 March 2008 in village Peruti, the Alcazar in Misiones province. Students are the ethnicity Mbya guarani so the school is taught in Guaraní and in Spanish in order to preserve the culture of the children.
Subject Area: Education Location: The 13 Borderland Schools constructed by ACAS along the Argentine frontier