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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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?
This month we got an invitation from Cristina, the teacher of one of the schools that we help with Soaring Argentina. So this last Friday it was time to celebrate the kids' birthday and I couldn't be more excited about it.
We wanted to share a special day with the kids and connect with them on a different level. And let me tell you, they didn't greet us as people that were there only to help their school and bring supplies, but as true friends.
Together with Cristina, we organized a birthday party for 23 kids, with gifts for everyone, snacks, a huge piñata filled with candies and toys, tons of colorful balloons, and of course, some birthday cake! We arranged a soccer game with the field staff and the kids. It was truly rewarding to see so many happy faces throughout the school... Everyone was having a great day, filled with laughter and fun games.
Tata, one of the field's assistants got a brilliant idea! He wanted to build a kite with the children and they were super excited and hands-on building it from scratch! We also played several birthday games like musical chair, hide and seek, tong-twisters competition... you name it! Everybody danced, sang, told stories and shared an amazing day with us.
Towards the end of the day, when it was time to say goodbye, we poped the piñata, sang happy birthday to every kid and gave them a present. We thanked Cristina for inviting us to share this special day with the children and she thanked us for joining them. Then, she said something that has stuck in my heart ever since: "This is the memories that we remember when we get older: What an amazing time we had at my birthday party! And thanks to the efforts of everyone that joined in to make this happen, I'm sure this day will live in their hearts forever". And I agree completely, a happy childhood is made mostly out of happy memories! So let's keep reaching out to these kids and building great memories with them. I know I'll never forget this amazing, fun day!
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.