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Who we are

Who we are

El Desafio Foundation is a Non Profit Organization based in The Netherlands and Rosario Argentina. We are dedicated to the creation of an inclusive society with equal development opportunities for children. We fight the roots of poverty and promote initiatives in the public space.

Mission & Vision

Create social change and stimulate civic participation. Develop an inclusive society where there is space for equal and safe development opportunities for children.

Our history

They said we were dreamers, that it couldn’t be done. In 2015 we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of El Desafio Foundation. Thanks to the talented and brave people who accepted the challenge to make the social change.

What we do

El Desafio Foundation develops high quality innovative social programs in the slums of Rosario Argentina. We ignite social change with initiatives in the public space. In our Academy we train future NGO leaders and share our knowledge.

Our results of social change


Participants since 2006


Participants that were at school and stayed at school


Years of social change experience


Percentage of all our income spent directly on social programs (2007-2013)

Upcoming Events

  • jorn-blueJorn Wemmenhove


    "The statement 'Realists change nothing' is our reaction to what seems to be a common belief in Argentina. When we talk to people about social change we often get the advice to be realistic because, 'Argentina has always been like this, it will never change!' We believe in order to change things we need to be unrealistic and think outside the box."