The David Mather Foundation is working to support young people in Salta, Argentina to lift themselves out of cycles of poverty, through education and training. The Foundation is very young and is still putting many aspects of its work into place. We hope that you will support the Foundation and be part of a growing success in memory of a much loved person, David Mather.

The Foundation works with bright young people who have the academic potential to achieve success in higher education, but who do not have the financial means to continue with their studies. In Salta many young people work for up for 40 hours a week whilst they are still studying so it is no surprise that the drop-out rates are high as young people are forced to earn money to support their families in the short term, rather than investing in their education for the long term.

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The David Mather Foundation supports young people in a variety of ways which are tailored to the individuals, but include the following: pairing with a ‘buddy’ mentor from the local university, taster visits to university, additional tuition in weaker subject areas, vocational training for the young people to learn a more effective way to earn money whilst continuing to study, self-esteem and critical thinking workshops, as well as financial support to help with the cost of transport, books and other materials.

04/15/2015 ·

Important news from the trustees Dear Fundraiser and Supporter, Thanks to your help over the last six years we have been able to support over sixty young people from disadvantaged schools and communities into Higher and Further education. To raise money, you have cycled the length of the U.K., run miles, climbed mountains, held functions…

04/08/2015 ·

The young people of the Foundation rarely, if ever get the chance to leave the city of Salta, so they have not visited any of the tourist sights within a three hour radius of their homes. We therefore organised a weekend trip which introduced them to the wonderful scenery and experiences of Northern Argentina.  Muchissimo…

04/08/2015 ·

January 2015 Student Interviews As part of our ongoing needs assessment and monitoring, we decided that we needed to interview our young people individually to ensure we had correct information about their aspirations for the future and to learn how we could best support them in achieving them. We also took the opportunity to ask…

06/01/2014 ·

What a fantastic event ! Raising over £9000 in activities and donations!  A tremendous time was had by all, The band were incredible encouraging lots of jiving and jitterbugging, plus carrying us all down memory lane with the fantastic Glen Miller tunes and Andrews sisters harmonies. The food and canapes were excellent as were the…

02/19/2014 ·

On Thursday 6th February, 25 of the students,  Coni and 2 English supporters Mick and Sue Gower, visited a huge pool and picnic venue north of Vaqueros. It was a summer celebration with everyone in good humour enjoying the lull before restarting studies in March. There were games of water polo, boules and football, as…

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