Daycare center in José León Suarez

Daycare center in José León Suarez

La Cárcova Neighborhood, San Martín, Buenos Aires.

We built a Day-Care Center in La Cárcova Neighborhood in order to give more opportunities to children and their families.

0 Capacity (boys and girls)
0 M2 built


Guillermo Poltarak, Eng

Maria Hernande, Eng

Leonardo Vortali

Teresa Pique

Actors involved

Cárcova Sport Social Club, La Cárcova Neighborhood organizations, “Aberturas JR” Carpenter’s shop, General Sarmiento National University, University of Buenos Aires, Ministry of Science and Technology and Productive Innovation, Ministry of Social Development, Sumá Fraternidad [Collect Fraternity], Argentinian Hope Center in Washington, Pentaka and EWB-Ar volunteers.

What we have done

We built a daycare center for “La Cárcova” neighborhood constructed from industrial left overs. The purpose of this work was to facilitate the daily life of families by constructing an environment of support and socialization and a Day-care center intended especially for children.  Also, workers of “Aberturas JR” carpenter’s shop (project in which we collaborated) participated in order to foster the integration among different neighborhood organizations and promote community partnerships.


La Cárcova is a neighborhood affected by structural, environmental, and social problems which are intertwined in a complex manner Single-parent families live in situations of extreme vulnerability: mothers are prevented from obtaining formal employment due to the lack of a support environment for their young children.  This situation alters family dynamics, gives way to instability and affects forthcoming opportunities for the neighborhood children and teenagers.

With this project we

  • Empowered La Cárcova neighborhood women who will have access to training and employment opportunities.
  • Promoted ties and networks of reciprocal exchange among mothers.
  • Encouraged the integration among different neighborhood organizations and productive undertakings in order to promote community partnerships.
  • Designed a replicable construction, jointly and collaboratively, taking into account local knowledge.
  • Encouraged bonding between EWB-Ar and the local community and promote collective work.