We are our people. Hexacta seeks to make the world a better place by empowering our people’s social initiatives. Our staff volunteers at projects that fulfill specific needs of nonprofit organizations (NPO). We are also members of different committees that assess the scope and impact of our projects. Our true success is to make our community better.
The project “Volver a leer” (Back to reading) has as its main objective to get children to enjoy literary manifestations, gradually becoming competent, sensitive and critical readers, as well as contributing to the development of the cognitive and affective aspects of an individual’s personality since childhood. Hexacta has been working with this kindergarten for years, and this year, we complemented the library and children’s playroom with a bookcase, a library with open doors and added more children’s books to it.
Fundación Neonatológica Hospital San Roque assists babies admitted to the hospital sector Neonatology. When newborn babies are hospitalized (for health reasons or because they were born prematurely), they must maintain their body temperature, using, for example, blankets. Hexacta provided wooden looms and wool to weave these blankets, and also funded a loom weaving course for volunteers of the foundation so they could later give a workshop to mothers living in the residence of the foundation.
This NGO rescues greyhounds from illegal racing and hunting. The dogs come into the organization in terrible conditions, and once they are rescued, they are brought back to health and then given up for adoption. Hexacta donated food and various medical supplies to the organization.
Casita Estrella is a social center where a team of volunteers carries out various activities in the neighbourhood of Barrio Camino Costero. The project consisted of building a computer room, where children and youth in the community, attending school activities and psycho-pedagogical support, could have access to technological knowledge, acquiring interests and abilities. Hexacta provided the computers for this facility to be launched.
This organization seeks to prevent child malnutrition by helping mothers with low income families create the right conditions for the development of their children in their first years of life. In this occasion, the organization gave a cooking and nutrition course. Once finished, Hexacta provided the 40 women who participated a set of a 12-liter pot, a kettle and a pizzeria to cook at home, which directly benefits over 100 women and children.
Natalí Dafne Flexer Foundation is a nonprofit organization which mission is to improve the life quality of children with cancer.
Hexacta developed a website that can be periodically updated by the members of the foundation through a content administrator, without depending on external suppliers.
Hexacta generated educational and sports facilities in teaching centers for underprivileged children, in the neighborhoods of Santa Ana and Villa Luján of Pte. Derqui.
Hexacta developed a website to publish photographic records of socially and geographically isolated communities in Argentina.
Stella Maris Chapel is located in the Sargento Barrufaldi neighborhood, in San Miguel, Buenos Aires. The institution carries out different social promotion activities that help families overcome extreme social situation and poverty. Hexacta collaborated with the building of a multipurpose room.
This kindergarten takes care of low-income children ranging the age of 2 to 5. Hexacta donated computers, monitors and printers to help improve their education.
Huncal School is located in Lancopué, province of Neuquén. Hexacta helped building up a computer laboratory, contributing with the technical and scientific education of 130 children.
Located in Bahía Blanca, El Peregrino is a nursing home for senior people and physically challenged children. Hexacta donated medical equipment and orthopedic beds improving the patients’ health-care.
This NPO works with families living in extreme poverty in urban settlements. Its main goal is to improve these families quality of life by building transitional homes through a collaborative effort. Volunteers from Hexacta’s staff worked together with one family in the construction of their home, which costs are covered by the company.
APANA is an organization dedicated to promoting social inclusion for physically or mentally impaired people. The pasta-making workshop allows attendees to learn how to manufacture and package fresh pasta. Hexacta granted financial support to this project.
This institution is run by the Pequeñas Hermanas Misioneras de la Caridad Obra Don Orione in the city of Bahia Blanca. Their main purpose is to take care of senior citizens and homeless children. Hexacta helped with the purchase of a patient-lift.
This high-school offers different courses to their students, including computer science. Hexacta provided computers for their laboratories facilities.
This is a non-profit network of volunteers that seeks to transform social reality through the coordination of various enterprises. One of these involves the Union Club, to which attend about 30 boys with an average age ranging from 1 to 13 years old. These children come from low-income families. Hexacta helped buying toys and some playroom furniture.
Hellen Keller School was founded in 1962 and it’s the only school for blind and partially-sighted children in the province of Entre Rios. The main purpose of this school is to provide training and reintegration for its students. Hexacta purchased a Braille typewriter.
CANEA is an institution that helps children with special needs, and it’s located in the city of Santa Fe. They have a daily meal service and cooking workshops for children. Hexacta helped with the purchase of a commercial refrigerator.
This NPO, located in the Ezeiza County in Buenos Aires province, provides food to 150 children in need. This meal center works thanks to the solidarity of volunteers and companies that support their daily operations. Hexacta helped by providing financial aid to improve their kitchen facilities.
Located in Paraná, Humito is a very low income neighborhood. They have a recreational park for after school activities. However, this area lacked a functional and clean restroom. Hexacta helped with the sanitation and conditioning of this public bathroom.
This NPO works with families living in extreme poverty in urban settlements. Its main goal is to improve the life quality of these families by building transitional houses through a collaborative effort. In November, 14 Hexacta professionals participated in the construction of one house in a neighborhood in need.
To broaden the horizons of low incoming neighborhoods in Bahía Blanca, Hexacta donated a projector and a computer for projecting films and documentaries.
San Vicente is a public kindergartner located in Bahía Blanca. To encourage the reading habit among children in kindergarten, Hexacta donated of books and furniture to create a library within its facilities.
The Creer Day Center, located in La Plata, offers children, young adults and adults with disabilities the possibility to develop their full potential. In this case, Hexacta donated a treadmill and safety harnesses for them to exercise, and a computer to improve the administrative management of the foundation.
Mascoteros Bahienses is an animal rescue located in Bahía Blanca that saves homeless animals from the streets. Hexacta donated a large variety of medicine and other supplies to assist these injured, sick or homeless animals.
Located in Paraná, San Martín is a very low incoming neighborhood. Hexacta helped recondition their recreational facility by providing chairs and tables that the children can now use to draw and write.
Puertas al Sur is an underprivileged neighborhood located in Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires. Hexacta intervened in hopes of providing the community with formal education, in this case, by donating a concrete mixer to teach the craft of construction.
“Los Amigos” is a workshop and canteen located in San Martin, Buenos Aires that provides 150 children with both food and workshop activities. Hexacta donated an industrial oven to the canteen in order to improve the time it takes to cook great amounts of food for the children.
“Siempre los Niños” is a canteen that provides food for 50 families in need in La Plata. During the flooding of April of 2012, it was completely destroyed, and needed full remodeling in order to reopen. Hexacta funded the reopening of the canteen by buying materials for the construction of wall and furnishing it with a table, a door, chairs and benches.
This non-profit organization works with families living in extreme poverty in urban settlements. Its main goal is to improve the life quality of these families by building transitional houses through a collaborative effort. In June, 11 Hexacta team member participated in the construction of one house in a neighborhood in need.
The canteen San Francisco works from a private house and provides afternoon snacks to 60 children between the ages of 2 and 8. Given their large turnover, they needed materials to construct a new dining area. Hexacta collaborated not only by providing the tiles needed, but by gathering volunteers from Hexacta Uruguay to help with
the actual construction of it, and managing the donations of doors and windows.
Since 2000, the Caritas group within the Santa Teresita Church assists low-income families in the community of Villa Quilmes, providing them with material aid and containment on the daily basis. Hexacta collaborated with the reconditioning and remodeling of their infrastructure.
Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. The Nuestra Sra. de Lourdes has been working for almost 50 years with this purpose. These Scouts needed help to stop the water falling from the roofs around the courtyard from flooding it. Furthermore, this water can be stored and reused for irrigation and as an educational example of an ecological system for children to learn. Hexacta donated the funds needed to carry out this project.
Ayuda Urbana is a group that assists homeless people in Paraná. One of their main activities is their weekly menu, which helps dozens of people in need. Hexacta helped by acquiring kitchen elements to facilitate this task.
Three public rural schools near Bahía Blanca were soliciting books and board games for their students, since the national state only provides them with a very basic budget to cover salaries, their dining room and some of their infrastructure. Hexacta donated books and board games to the cause.
The 24th Public School Maximo Victoria (otherwise known as NINA), located in Toma Vieja (Paraná), has a canteen that provides breakfast, lunch and snacks for children that attend the school between the ages of 6 and 14. Hexacta provided new tables and benches, since the old ones were in horrible conditions.
This non-profit organization works with families living in extreme poverty in urban settlements. Its main goal is to improve the life quality of these families by building transitional houses through a collaborative effort. In October, 10 Hexacta team member participated in the construction of one house in a neighborhood in need.
The Mafalda Library is a popular library located in Thompson, a low-income neighborhood in Bahía Blanca. They counted with a very limited physical space, supported by local volunteers. They decided to expand it, using green materials such as bottles and adobe. Two Hexacta professionals, along with the local volunteers, helped gather some materials for the construction, while Hexacta collaborated by donating the rest of materials needed.
Punto de Encuentro is an NGO that works in a low income neighbourhood in Buenos Aires called La Cava and has as its main objective to assist in the development and inclusion of children and adolescents in it. We worked with them in 3 different projects. The first one consisted of supporting and financing the neighbourhood’s football team, equipping them with shirts, a coach and paying for the rental of the football field. The second was to support their technology center by providing them with computers they now daily use for school support, workshops and, for the youngest ones, to play. Finally, we collaborated with their educational center, which allowed them to open their center for more days and add more material to their program.
Querubines Children’s Home was closed a month ago because of its poor building conditions. People from Hexacta promoted work to collaborate in reopening it.
Querubines is a non-profit civil association with the aim of helping unprotected children. The rights of these children have been violated as reflected in those cases where they are affected, in a direct or indirect manner, by HIV/AIDS, and cases where children are homeless and suffer from abuse and neglect. To date, 40 kids between 7 months and 18 years old live in these homes as brothers and sisters. They receive comprehensive care, including nutrition, education, health care, rest and recreation.
A group of people from Hexacta committed themselves to helping the Children’s Home. On Saturday 27thJuly, they went to Beccar to collaborate in refurbishing Querubines Children´s Home. They painted patio walls, furniture and railings; remodelled rooms and did plumbing work.
Hexacta’s people are the driving force behind these programs. Staff members volunteer either to be part of the development of the projects fulfilling specific needs of non-profit organizations (NPO) or to be part of the committee in charge of assessing the scope and impact of the different projects. Hexacta understood the importance of managing the business process to produce an overall positive impact on society.
In the past week, a great flood affected the city of Buenos Aires and mainly La Plata – capital of Buenos Aires province – where one of Hexacta’s development centers is located. 350,000 people were affected by the storm, 58 was the number of deaths and losses came to U$S 800 million.
Hexacta donated food, cleaning supplies and mattresses, among other elements, for those who were affected by the flood. At the same time, a campaign was organized among employees and the Corporate Social Responsibility team to gather donations for the victims. Everything was delivered on Friday afternoon by a team headed by Diego Vigliarolo, Managing partner of Hexacta, and Cristian López, Hexacta Architecture´s Team leader. The donations were delivered in two of the distribution centers in La Plata and then given to the victims: “La ciudad de los niños” (Children city) and Club Unión Vecinal de Villa Elvira (Neighborhood Union Club from V. Elvira).
One of the actions carried out as part of Hexacta’s 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility plan was the donation and construction of a house for the “Un Techo para mi País” program. This NPO (nonprofit organization) is strongly committed to assist low-income settlements in Latin America and the Caribbean to overcome poverty by providing them with emergency housing and support in different matters. Hexacta collaborates with this program since 2010.
This year the construction took place in La Chechela, Escobar, in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. The beneficiary was a family of 8 members, 3 daughters, 3 sons, and their parents.
Luis Broeders, head of Hexacta´s Corporate Social Responsibility program, shared some words about his experience: “I had mixed feelings about this experience: on one side I felt sadness when seeing how many children grow up in such living conditions. On the other side, I was proud and satisfied about having contributed with this family. This not only has to do with building the house itself, which even though is better than the one they had before, it’s still very precarious, but also with working with the family to show that hard work and effort can change things. This house is just thebeginning of the assistance “Un Techo para mi País” provides and Hexacta is proud of being part of this.”
In its 76th edition, the renowned magazine “Third Sector”, which is specialized in the nonprofit sector, has dedicated an article about Hexacta´ssolidarity project “Nahual.”
The project was born three years ago as an initiative own promoted by Hexacta staff, which the and then the company, through its BSR initiatives – corporate social responsibility-, decided to support it by donating equipment and providing resources. (more…)