Fundación Grano de Mostaza

About Us

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Origins.

In 1995, a group of young missionaries decided to get closer to the lives of boys and girls who live in the hills of the Province of Salta, North of Argentina far from urban centers. For them, this was a unique opportunity to study that was offered by the rural plurigrade schools. Attending these schools, would take many hours on a muleback or foot to reach.

Over the years, the Grano de Mostaza Foundation expanded its mission, promoting integration and social inclusion on equal terms through educational and social development programs.

Our Vision.

Educational and Social Development for all.

Our Mission.

Promote social integration and inclusion on with condition and opportunity equality through educational and social development programs, giving economically vulnerable children, adolescents and young people an opportunity.

Our Objectives.

Provide low-income children, adolescents and youth the opportunity to progress through access to education.
Promote permanence in the educational system.
Positively impact the comprehensive development of children, adolescents and young people through art, promoting creativity and expression.

GIVING YOU A CHANCE, THAT’S WHAT IT IS ABOUT.

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History.

1995
2004
2005
2008
2010
2011
2013
2016
2017
2018
2019

1995

University students from Buenos Aires missioned in the hills of Salta.

2004

A group of families from Buenos Aires creates the Grano de Mustaza Foundation.

2005

We started working with the program “My project of Life”. The boys from the hills go down to Rosario de Lerma to study secondary school.

2008

We won the Community of La Nación award. We grew economically and we scholarship more boys.

2010

We started the program “Sembrando Creatividad”. We open headquarters in the City of Buenos Aires.

2011

We bought Rosario de Lerma’s house, Salta.

2013

We opened the house in Campo Gallo for girls from the places, Santiago del Estero.

2016

We won the E&Y award for social entrepreneur.

2017

Impact Assessment by New York University.

2018

Alliance with Los Naranjos Foundation. We open headquarters in Don Torcuato, Santiago del Estero capital: University Scholarships.

2019

Alliance with EXO to train adolescents and young people in programming in “My project of Life”. Inspire Prize for the eradication of violence in childhood. Declaration of educational interest of the Ministry of Education of Salta.

Board of Directors.

President: Father Gustavo Boquin

Secretary: Martín Carlevaro

Treasurer: Federico Carlos Henry

Advisory Council: Victoria Granillo Ocampo, Cecilia Soledad Oubiña.

Staff.

Executive Director: Sandra Pierdominici
Institutional Development Director: María Fernandez Sanchez
Administrators: Gabriela Vilaplana, Ángel Fernando Aguilar
Leader of “Sembrando Creatividad” Program: Soledad Gutiérrez Eguía
Leaders of “My Life Project” Program in Argentina: Graciela Gálvez Mendizábal; Lucrecia Rosales, Carolina Zelaya
Education Leader: Emiliano Weinstock
Strategic Partnerships: Magdalena Zurita

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Algunos Números

1180

Familias beneficiadas

9

Sedes

3150

Colaboradores/as

95

% de los/as adolescentes terminan la escuela a tiempo

Premios y Menciones

  • Buenas Prácticas para la Erradicación de la Violencia en la Infancia (Congreso de la Nación Argentina e INSPIRE) - 2019
  • Declaración de Interés Educativo Provincial (Ministerio de Educación de la Provincia de Salta) - 2019
  • Mejor Emprendedor Social del Año 2017 (Ernst & Young) - 2017
  • Premio a la Excelencia para la Sostenibilidad por la Cámara de Comercio Británica Argentina - 2017
  • Premio al Liderazgo Sostenible de la Cámara de Comercio Británica Argentina - 2017 (2da columna)
  • Evaluación de los Programas de la Fundación Grano de Mostaza por la Universidad de Nueva York (NYU) - 2017
  • Declaración de Interés Social del Programa “Sembrando Creatividad” por la Legislatura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires - 2017
  • Premio del Concurso Nacional de Proyectos “Comunidades Fundación MAPFRE” - 2017
  • Premio Construyendo Educación con Energía por Pampa Energía S.A. - 2008
  • Premio Comunidad por la Fundación Diario La Nación - 2008
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