Argentina - The Pilarcitos Early Childhood Center in Buenos Aires
The Pilarcitos Early Childhood Center began operating in 2016 in Buenos Aires thanks to the partnership between Smurfit Kappa Argentina, the Smurfit Kappa Foundation in Ireland, and other companies in the area, all of which contributed to the construction of the center.
Now parents have access to eight hours a day of professional childcare giving them the time to work full time jobs, improving their standard of living.
Pilarcitos is in the Nueva Pompeya neighbourhood, an area where children live in disadvantaged conditions. In the Center,children between 1 and 4 years of age are taught lessons, receive nutritionally balanced meals and do physical exercise. Their parents have access to family support services.