If you feel like switching up your regular work routine for a day or just a few hours, head to Retiro train station this March 6th to participate in WeWork’s remote working initiative in aid of NGO Enseñá por Argentina.
For the whole of Tuesday March 6th, co – work space creators, WeWork will be taking over Platform seven of Retiro station to set up a remote office space that participants can work at all day.
A 100-meter table will be put in place to fit all those wanting to make connections, meet people and share ideas. Wifi will of course be provided throughout the day so you can attempt to get some sort of work done.
The novelty co – working space will also serve as a learning area, with motivational coaching sessions and workshops for entrepreneurs taking place between 10 AM and 4 PM, to encourage you to reach your full potential.
There will also be live music along with snacks and other surprises to be revealed on the day.
Once you’ve done some work, or at least attempted to get something done, at 7 PM there’ll be a Happy Hour, before the event officially ends at 8PM.
But let’s not forget why we’re working in a train station in the first place. A fun and original idea for sure, it’s also about supporting young people from deprived backgrounds during their schooling years.
NGO Enseña por Argentina, is part of the worldwide organization of Teach For All, which promotes high quality education for all, regardless of socioeconomic background across the World. All participants are encouraged to make a donation of any size to the NGO whilst taking part in the event.
Escuela de Verano de @EnsenaxArg en Salta. Año a año crece esta propuesta que construimos colectivamente con comunidades educativas de la provincia. Los nuevos Profesionales de @EnsenaxArg reciben formación práctica antes del comienzo del ciclo lectivo #SIF2018 #PExAs2018 pic.twitter.com/4HKDR8dIrN
— Enseñá por Argentina (@EnsenaxArg) February 21, 2018
The NGO calls upon university graduates who are leaders of their professional field to inspire, encourage and motivate children and young people from under privileged backgrounds. The idea is that the professionals will act as a mentor or role model and encourage young students to develop their full potential and give their years in education their all.
According to Enseñá por Argentina, ten percent of teenagers (390,000) quit their studies all together before completing secondary school. Additionally, 44 percent of young Argentines don’t finish secondary school on time. Enseña por Argentina aims to change this through inspiring and providing opportunities for those young people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds who might otherwise not feel that motivated to continue with education.
A quirky event for a worthy cause, if you’d like to try working in a train station for March 6 or would like more info, click here.