2023 Project Story: Argentina Patagonia

In the last decade, the economic conditions in Argentina have become incredibly unstable. According to the World Bank, because of this economic insecurity, nearly 40 percent of Argentines live in poverty today. The COVID-19 pandemic and strict country regulations have made matters worse for the local people.

UNICEF reports that in 2020, a minimum of 357,000 children discontinued schooling, and 20 percent of those students had still not returned to school in May 2021. It is typical that in a state of economic fluctuation, education has become less of a priority, and more of a privilege. Many students have lost adequate access to schooling and support. This situation has even more impact on high-risk students, particularly those with disabilities.

This summer, HXP Builders will be constructing classrooms that are specifically designed for students with special needs. The project has been in the works since borders were closed in 2020, and after three long years, HumanitarianXP will be able to make this dream a reality. Prior to the pandemic, the school was in need of additional space to support students, and this need has continued to grow. The classrooms will not only benefit the 25 students and 15 teachers that are in immediate need of the space but will also help many future students as well.

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF