• 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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  • Context is everything.

    My Argentinean experience is continually teaching me things. At the moment what I am learning, and thinking a lot about is how we as humans are constructed. We are results of our social environments. We are influenced by family, friends, society, politics, media, government, culture, the list goes on. We reflect the complex social conditions

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  • That one moment.

    We have been working in this community over twenty months now. In this time many children have come and gone. We also have children that have been with us since the beginning. It has been difficult when parents have decided that they will not send their children to Food for Thought anymore. It is the

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