OBJECTIVE: It is part of the Creciendo en Comunidad Program. At the end of the basic training stage, the institutions located in Ingeniero White are invited to participate in the Project Board to develop social investment initiatives that directly contribute to improving the quality of life of the community and beautifying the town. It is a democratic space for dialog, where each of the 15 institutions12 that comprise, it has the right to one vote, as does Profertil. This brings horizontality to the process, empowers the institutions, and brings the Company closer to the community. It is an innovative program, with an innovative and disruptive process. In this project, Profertil is one more actor, as it annually contributes part of its sustainability budget and leaves the decision on how to manage it to the social institutions themselves. In addition, recreational-training sessions are held, in which the organizations and the Company work on the annual objectives, the raison d’être and the possibilities and opportunities of this collaborative space.
WORK AXES: Education, culture, and quality of life.
BACKGROUND: In order to work on the link with the institutions in the virtual modality, different workshops were held, which later made it possible to hold periodical work meetings virtually. In response to the critical social situation caused by the pandemic, the neighboring community decided to deliver bags of merchandise to families with economic needs derived from the ASPO. A total of 7,300 kilos of merchandise and 6,240 liters of long-life milk were delivered. Although this type of action is not part of the Project Board’s mission, the exceptional situation (generated by the AIDS-19 pandemic) motivated this extraordinary action. We also worked to enhance the value of three squares in Ingeniero White. In addition, the Patios Productivos initiative was launched, a program that seeks to promote vegetable gardens in the backyards of the neighbors of Ingeniero White, to encourage the cultivation of their own food, contributing to sustainability and the family economy.
In this first stage, inputs were distributed so that 70 families could generate their own vegetable gardens. The families involved received materials, training, and personalized accompaniment during the first three months, until the gardens began to produce their own food.
NEWS 2021: During the year, the main work conducted was the enhancement of the Plaza del Cangrejo in the Juan B. Justo Boulevard neighborhood in Ing. White (installation of playground equipment, educational and educational games, repair of the existing games and the Crab sculpture, forestation, installation of benches and tables, lighting, and security camera). In addition, improvements were made in 5 other squares: lighting, concrete paths to access integrating games, placement of benches and repair of games. A large mural was also painted in Atilio Miglianelli Square by local artist Giuseppe Girardi and teacher Noelia Maceratesi, together with their students from the Profertil Art Workshop and members of the Project Board. Finally, the second edition of “Patios Productivos” was held, where inputs were distributed so that 70 families from Ing. White could generate their own vegetable gardens.
12In 2021, its member institutions are: Sociedad de Fomento de Boulevard Juan B. Justo, Asociación Cooperadora Escuela N° 13, Asociación Cooperadora del Hospital Menor de Ingeniero White, Asociación Helénica, Asociación Amigos del Museo del Puerto de Ingeniero White, Centro de Jubilados de Ingeniero White, Asociación Cooperadora Escuela de Educación Secundaria Técnica N° 1, Asociación Cooperadora Jardín N° 905, Asociación Cooperadora de la E. S. N° 1 Gral. Enrique Mosconi, Asociación Amigos de la Orquesta Escuela de Ingeniero White, Comisión de Madres del Grupo Scout “Don Ernesto Pilling”, Asociación Whitense de Atletas, Club Whitense, Biblioteca Mariano Moreno and Sociedad de Fomento de Ingeniero White.