The UWC embraces social responsibility and believes in utilizing its resources, including the will and expertise of its members, to further not only their charitable interests, but also the welfare and interests of the broader community. The club has created a forum for members to share their interests through the newsletter, email, the membership directory, and through personal interaction.
Maestro Nestor Tedesco with a Chamber formation of the orchestra and with UWC members Elena Catena and Phyllis Barrantes.
Orquesta de los Barrios
In 2017 UWC began supporting Orquesta de los Barrios, a creative project started and maintained by Maestro Nestor Tedesco, its musical conductor. Its young musicians hail from all over Greater Buenos Aires, many of them attending music programs in their neighborhood schools and making great efforts to attend practice and perform for the public. Nestor Tedesco has an impressive musical curriculum and is a lead Cellist at the Orchestra of the Teatro Colón. UWC recently sponsored a benefit concert together with Fundación Angélica Zapata where the musicians played to a full house of over 200 guests at the local Sheraton’s Auditorium. UWC intends to sponsor the acquisition of strings and other instrumental spare parts with these funds and hopes to raise more in the future to help secure additional quality instruments.
Conscious of the need to strengthen rural education throughout the country, several years ago we became members of APAER (Asociación Civil Padrinos de Alumnos y Escuelas Rurales). Through this organization we sponsored the Escuela Primaria No. 120 “República Dominicana” in El Pingo, Province of Entre Ríos, by donating educational materials and within our possibilities, meeting other needs of the school. As an example, we donated an industrial stove for the school kitchen, enabling the staff to provide a hot meal for the children at lunchtime.We also donated all the utensils needed for the lunch tables. In 2015 a group of UWC members visited El Pingo.
Please visit our picture gallery with the messages from the kids of El Pingo: