21 July, 2017

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Posted at: 6 June, 2017. Archived in:

Why are community leaders so important? Lessons from Brazil

The process of starting a community organizing committee, creating a bond and winning the trust of the residents is one of the biggest challenge for TECHO volunteers in the beginning of our work. Engaging residents, organizing meetings, representing the desires of the population in the local public institutions and fighting for their rights and then [...]

Posted at: 6 June, 2017. Archived in:
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1 million volunteers mobilized!

Twenty years has passed since TECHO started in Chile and arrived to 19 Latin American countries. Since then, more than a million volunteers have been involved in the reality of slums and worked together with the residents on construction projects of emergency housing, community infrastructure, education, and employment. “We are recognized as an organization that [...]

Posted at: 3 May, 2017. Archived in:
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Families, young volunteers and friends from Miami build 13 houses in Dominican Republic

There are some things that you could learn in a class­room and oth­ers that you can only ex­pe­ri­ence with real world sit­u­a­tions. Imag­ine putting those geom­e­try and physics lessons to use by build­ing a home with your bare hands! Dur­ing the Easter Hol­i­day 35 stu­dents from Miami traveled along with some of their par­ents, and [...]

Posted at: 3 May, 2017. Archived in:

New homes with the support of Oracle

The beginning of the year started with a new partnership for TECHO, the multinational computer technology corporation Oracle has signed a donation of twelve houses to be built in Brazil and Mexico in 2017. With this support TECHO will benefit around 60 residents of the communities we work with along with hundreds of volunteers. Oracle [...]

Posted at: 24 April, 2017. Archived in:
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Design TECHO’s Annual Cocktail is coming!

  Design TECHO will host its 5h Annual Cocktail, on May 16th, to raise funds to support TECHO’s mission.This year Design TECHO, chose Argentina as their beneficiary country. So, the team will be hosting a night to honor the Argentinian culture, art and spirit, while raising funds, with the goal to build 30+ homes for [...]

Posted at: 6 April, 2017. Archived in:

Countries in Latin America suffer with natural disasters

After Peru suffered from landslides in the beginning of the year, Colombia has now been struck with nature’s rage after heavy rain caused three rivers to overflow and devastated cities in the state of Putumayo. The disaster affected much of the urban power grid and water infrastructure leaving many people without electricity and water. Recent [...]