Soaring Argentina

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ABOUT US

Soaring Argentina exists to improve both the education and medical environments in the Cordoba Province of Argentina, South America. Through gifts of hunters and other supporters, our social programs directly benefit the children and youth of Argentina, as well as all who are in medical need.

Soaring Argentina is a 501c3 American non-profit organization based in the great state of Texas. We are pleased you are learning about our passion to meet the needs of the poor but proud people of this great country.

BOARD MEMBERS

altname Wayne Graham
Dallas, Texas

Wayne Graham has been a Worship Pastor for over 32 years, in four Texas churches. It was on mission trips to Buenos Aires that Wayne first developed a deep love for this country and its gracious people. Wayne’s wife of 36 years, also enjoys the rich heritage of Argentina. He has three grown children and 4 beautiful nietos (grandchildren).

altname David Wampler
Kerrville, Texas

David Wampler lives in Kerrville, Texas, and is a founding partner in Heritage Investment Management, LLP, a wealth management and investment advisory firm. David is active in ranching in west Kerr County, Texas and in community banking. He was an organizer of Guadalupe National Bank, NA, in Kerrville, where he serves as Vice Chairman of the Board. In his hunting and fishing travels around the world, David has seen first hand the benefits of partnership between clients, operators and local communities. David and his wife, Melissa, have two children, Blake and Ava.

altname Larry Ramming
Houston, Texas

Larry Ramming is a native of Houston Texas and a passionate supporter of Argentina as a result of many years of hunting, fishing and vacationing there. Larry is an active investor in the global oil & gas industry and was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Boots & Coots, the world renowned oil well fire fighting company and currently Chairman of the Board of Canyon Port, a full service oil & gas deep water Port facility in Port Aransas Texas and Canyon Port Trading in Houston Texas. Larry and family are committed supporters of several Children's oriented Charities thru The Ramming Family Partnership, LLC and are delighted to support this Argentine Charity.

altname Pablo Aguilo
Argentina

Pablo is a mid-forties guy that has been a successful business man in the hunting and fishing industry for over 14 years. He is married to Silvia with three adorable children, Sofie, Juaquin and Emma. He is a brilliant businessman and cares deeply for those who work alongside him. He builds up everyone that is around him. It is his nature to do so. He started a completely new organization from zero to an amazing company that is ranked in the top of all hunting and fishing businesses. In his profound desire to help those around him he decided to create Soaring Argentina to meet local needs for education and medical care in his country in a very direct manner.

MISSION

Our missions are to improve the level of education for elementary children by encouraging the continuing education to higher grades and to supply rural hospitals with medical equipment and supplies.

OUR WORK

EDUCATION

85% of all students in the Northern part of Cordoba Province do not continue with their studies past the age of 13, severely limiting the career opportunities in life.
While the needs are many, our experience has shown a focus to increase achievement in primary and elementary schools places students on a path for greater ability to learn in later grades, and increases their opportunities for a highly productive career.

We seek to improve the education delivered by supplying schools with books, learning materials, clothing, art supplies and fostering parent involvement.

MEDICAL

Education is our first goal and medical needs are a close second. We desire to deliver greatly needed medical equipment and supplies to hospitals located in rural areas where adequate medical care is currently unavailable.
Through working with U.S. based ministries, gently used and refurbished medical equipment can be acquired and shipped to Argentina in a cost-effective manner. Medical equipment is difficult to come by and is very expensive in Argentina. We desire to raise significant funds to cover the acquisition and shipping of items such as hospital beds, infusion pumps, respirators, X-ray machines, oxygen sensors, general medical supplies and basic hospital furniture.

HOW TO HELP?

You can be involved in many ways. As Americans travel to Argentina, transporting children and youth clothing that has been donated is a great blessing to those in need.
Giving liberally to Soaring Argentina is also a way to strengthen the impact in both education and medical support. Your gift can be given in the U.S. and is a tax-deductible expense. We have an initial goal of $25000 to send the first shipping container full of medical equipment to Argentina.
We are also looking for sponsors for 12 children who have shown interest, desire and aptitude to continue their studies in High School. Could you be one of these sponsors? There are four levels of commitment:

$100 per year

$250 per year

$500 per year

$1000 per year


If you wish to make a bank transfer or deposit, please get in touch with Wayne at wayne.graham@sbcglobal.net

WHY PARTICIPATE?

If you have traveled to Argentina dove hunting or fly fishing, you have already experienced the many unique wonders this lovely country has to offer. Perhaps it was the culture, the food, the beautiful country or the kind-hearted exchanges with those who served you. What a rich blessing you will receive by giving something back in exchange for what you have already received.

Will you join us and help Argentina SOAR to new heights?

NEWS AND REPORTS

Sharing Knowledge, Time and Values to Build a Future

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Today, I had the chance to visit the students from Mariano Moreno School from Villa María del Río Seco along with Soaring Argentina representatives, and young players and a coach from the local rugby team Los Baguales. A clown came with us. We were all united in our goal: making these little ones have a good time, sharing dental health advice and the value of sports, and the most important of all, SMILE together. 

The visit started with card games about cleaning teeth techniques, which involved painting and connecting dots. We also took the time to speak about rugby (an unknown sport for these kids, who are only used to playing with a ball in a field of beaten hearth). We took some time to go outside, and actually play with them. What can I say, you can feel your heart beating strong when they laugh. 

Then it was the time to have fun. Who could ever imagine that a 10 years old boy or girl has never seen a clown? This is when the magic occurred. Our blurry eyes watching the kids jumping from the floor, as the performer transformed the class into a music show involving jokes and magic tricks. He made them sing, jump, even shout, finishing with a clear message: "Don´t let anyone tell you what you are going to be in the future, just follow your dreams always."

On our way back home, I was taking a glance at the usually tough athletes who were moved to tears, deep in thought while they looked at the landscape. I knew the mission was again complete. Soaring Argentina gave a community in need the chance to LEARN, EXPERIENCE, and LAUGH. We got to GIVE, RECEIVE and get HUGS. Thank you again for an outstanding experience.

Juan Emiliano Olivera

 

CONTACT US

We are offering a free hunting trip to anyone who will join us in these efforts.
For more information about this offer and our missions, please contact Wayne Graham, a key supporter in helping with this local mission. You may contact him at any time for further information.

US Office: 817 874 6376


wayne.graham@sbcglobal.net

Argentina Office: +549 3525 608970


pablo@soaringargentina.org

sofia@soaringargentina.org