• The reality of the home.

    The more time we spend in this community, the more we get to know it. The good and the bad. With Argentina’s current economic situation worsening, the bad seems to be rearing its head more often than the good. The biggest problem is the hyperinflation and it is those at the lower end of the

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  • The education journey…

    Disclaimer: The following is a little story about my journey in education. It is based on theories and opinions that I have constructed through my personal experience and interaction with the world up to this point in time! I am open to discussion, therefore I am also open to anybody telling me that my theories

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  • Here we come 2017

    It has been an interesting and inspiring couple of months. I spent November in Australia, December in New Zealand, a week traveling south from Misiones in the northwest of Argentina with my nephew. Now I am back in Buenos Aires preparing to start Food for Thought’s 2017 edition. We had two events in Melbourne, Australia.

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  • The reality of the barrio.

    We have been working in Monte Chingolo for nearly three years now. Two years in the original venue and almost a year in the new one. The two sites are on the same street, Monasterio, and only ten blocks apart, but we have noticed the difference between the two sub-communities. For the ease of explaining,

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  • Where to from here Argentina?

    It has been pretty crazy here in Argentina since the new President Mauricio Macri was elected in December. The country was desperate for a change from the previous government, so for that simple fact, many people voted against he party of Cristina Kirchner and for the new Government of Macri. Macri has been using his

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  • I’m back!

    It’s been a while since I’ve put some words to the page. It is an indication of how busy we are at Food for Thought. As usual the year is steaming right ahead. The construction of the kitchen is well under way and the arts curriculum is in full swing! We have a new oven

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  • Slowly but surely.

    We haven’t started any activities with the children as yet. We were hoping to have started the construction of our new kitchen by now and therefore didn’t want children on the worksite. The story goes like this: We received a quote from the contractor who built the existing structures on the site where we want to build,

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  • Here we come 2016

    I’m back in Argentina after my round of fundraising in Oceania. We had our annual event in Melbourne and also our first fundraiser in New Zealand. I also had time to switch off and spend Christmas at home with the family, which was bloody great! Last year we applied for a grant to build a

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  • Speech for the event.

    Exactly two years ago I moved to Argentina to join forces with my good friend Valeria. We started Food for Thought, a project focussed on improving the physical, emotional and cognitive health of underprivileged children. It has been an amazing two years in the small community of Monte Chingolo. During this time our team has

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  • Recap

    Here is a little recap for those who might be interested or for those who are new to what we do. In 2012 I started thinking about creating a project that was of benefit to others. I was living in Melbourne, Australia at the time. I was running an espresso bar, The Final Step (TFS),

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