Learning and growing in community
Social Opportunity Group's first project started in the community of Monte Chingolo, Argentina way back in 2013. Food for Thought began as a small health and education program aimed at primary school-aged children living in this vulnerable community. Since then, it has grown and evolved into much more than just nutritious food and creative educational activity for children. We moved into a community learning center and began a collaboration with the Arché Foundation, created and facilitated music festivals, planted gardens, built a commercial kitchen, designed and delivered earth-building workshops, created an international volunteer program, designed an integrated therapeutic approach to family support including a team of psychologists, teachers, social workers, and nutritionists...the list goes on. Below are a few short videos giving you an idea of what we do. Enjoy!
OUR MISSION: To improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children through nutrition and creative educational activity.
OUR VISION: To create and promote an environment where every child’s rights are respected, protected, and fulfilled.
Why we are different
100% of donations go to the field
Our staff costs are covered by Social Opportunity Group – a social enterprise based in Oceania. With no administration costs, 100% of donations go towards food and education resources in Argentina.
Real people making a real difference
We aren’t some big faceless organization. Ben, Soledad, and the rest of the team work with the kids every day, cooking meals and running classes. Follow along via our Instagram or Twitter feeds to see the tangible impact of your support.
A local and sustainable approach
We work directly with local communities, engaging everyone from age 5 to 75 to understand how we can best support them and build better opportunities for them in a sustainable and long-term way.