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?
On October 11th, the last day of the Soaring Missions started... A new school to fix, a new teacher to meet and new kids to help.
Part of the team started painting the school, and those broken and sad walls now full of colors are a welcoming and warm place that make kids feel better like they truly matter, and that someone cares they have a nice space to study, learn and play.
While some of the girls and Flavia, the teacher, painted the playground, the students decided to help and some very cute drawings appeared on the floor giving it the beautiful touch of a kid's hand that it was missing!
This school is located in the middle of the countryside. Its backyard was full of weeds and plants were there could be bugs or snakes that wouldn't allow kids to use the soccer court nor the playground, so the guys started cutting the grass and cleaning the court to make it possible for the kids to play there! It ended up being a beautiful and safe place.
I tried teaching the kids a few words and sentences in English so they could start getting more familiar with the American culture through their language. We even sang a song in English with Wayne and Laura!
It was amazing to see how excited they were to start saying "Good Morning, Miss Flavia!" every day when arriving in school and using words like "Thanks" or "Sorry".
I felt very happy when I was leaving the classroom and heard them say "Bye Bye"!
Everyone can help and it's very nice to see how many things you can do to change someone's life, maybe not in a big scale, but helping make it a little better, step by step, smile by smile.
Can't wait to see the kids again!
Camila Chalpe Bothamley
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.