Alfalit in Argentina has been operating since 1984. For the past 25 years, close to 22,000 students have participated in our literacy and community development programs.
Official Name and Address:Argentina – Alfalit Argentina
Executive Director: Fabián Rey Dir de la ofi: Sarmiento 2655/2663, 2000 Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina Tel: (54 341) 485-3720 Sede: Fundación “Dios es Amor” Tel: (54 341) 456 0349 E‑mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org -
Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (Spanish: República Argentina), is the second largest country in South America, constituted as a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires. It is the eighth-largest country in the world by land area and the largest among Spanish-speaking nations, though Mexico, Colombia and Spain are more populous.
Argentina’s continental area is between the Andes mountain range in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. It borders Paraguay and Bolivia to the north, Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast, and Chile to the west and south. Argentina claims the British overseas territories of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. It also claims a part of Antarctica, overlapping claims made by Chile and the United Kingdom, though all claims were suspended by the Antarctic Treaty of 1961.
Public education in Argentina is tuition-free from the primary to the university levels. Though literacy was nearly universal as early as 1947, the majority of Argentine youth had little access to education beyond the compulsory seven years of grade school during the first half of the 20th century. When the tuition-free system was extended to the secondary and university levels, demand for these facilities has often outstripped budgets (particularly since the 1970s). Consequently, public education is now widely found wanting and in decline. This has helped private education flourish, though it has also caused a marked inequity between those who can afford it (usually the middle and upper classes) and the rest of society, as private schools often have no scholarship systems in place.