Patricia Ocampo

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Patricia Ocampo
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Born (1979-12-26) December 26, 1979 (age 37)
Oberá, Misiones Province
Nationality Argentine
Organization Un sueño para Misiones
Movement Peace movement
Parent(s) Juan Mauricio Ocampo
Zusana Da Cruz

Patricia Ocampo (born 1979) is an Argentine activist involved in community development and creation of libraries in Misiones Province. By 2014, she had worked with community organizers and celebrities to found 20 libraries. The organization she co-founded provides basic assistance to those in poverty and with disabilities and attempts to empower people through education and access to books and libraries. She is also involved in trying to stop child labor in Argentina, specifically in the yerba mate regions.

Biography[edit]

Patricia Liliana Ocampo was born 26 December 1979 in Oberá, Misiones Province, Argentina. She grew up in a family that could not afford books and realized when she was in school the power books have to expand ideas.[1]

She serves as the regional head of the Federal Authority for Audiovisual Communication Services (AFSCA),[2] Argentina's broadcast media regulator.[3]

In 2011, she helped found the movement "Un sueño para Misiones" (A dream for Misiones Province), an organization that attempts to bridge the gap between government services and citizens needs.[1] Primarily known for building libraries the group addresses a wide range of issues in Misiones Province, from illiteracy to providing clothing and basic needs for citizens living in poverty, to creation of community gardens[2] to assistance to those with disability,[4] to addressing child labor.[5] Ocampo has been successful in building support for expanding and creating new libraries by both community involvement and asking celebrities and writers to donate books or help raise funds.[6][7][8] In 2014, the 20th library was built.[9]

Libraries[edit]

In 2010, Patricia Ocampo, Jorge Kordi[2] and Daniela Paola Friedl began a project to build libraries throughout the Misiones Province.[10] The goal was to build ten libraries the first year in villages with populations between 2500 and 5000 people,[11] seeding each library with 1,000 initial books.[12] The first library they completed was in the village of San Martín in the former home of Eino Parkkulainen, who created the Finnish-Spanish dictionary. The second library was founded in Puerto Leoni.[10] Libraries three, in the barrio 180 Viviendas de Oberá; four, in Guaraní;[13] and five, in Colonia Victoria were all founded by the organization's first anniversary.[14] The sixth library opened by the group was in Loreto and the seventh was in Panambí.[15] The eighth library was built in the village of Colonia Delicia and named after Guido Falaschi, whose racing circuit has supported Un sueño para Misiones.[16] The 9th library opened in Wanda[17] and the 10th library opened in Caraguatay in November, 2012.[18]

The 11th library was built in Puerto Libertad,[19] the 12th in Santo Pipó,[20] and in March 2013 the 13th library was opened by the group in El Alcázar.[21] The 14th library was built in Paraje Parejha,[22] the 15th in Puerto Iguazú,[23] and the 16th library was founded in El Saltito.[24] The 17th library was built in Tobuna,[12] and the 18th library was established in San Pedro de Jujuy.[25] The 20th library opened in 2014 in the barrio Sarmiento of the town of Eldorado.[9]

Child labor[edit]

She has met with the National Commission for the Eradication of Child Labour (CONAETI) to discuss working conditions of child laborers.[26] On 4 April 2014, a draft resolution was adopted by the Argentine Chamber of Deputies acknowledging Ocampo's work in the Misiones province since 2010 and declaring their intent to eradicate exploitation of child laborers in the Yerba Mate industry.[27] In October, 2014, Ocampo attended a public audience with Pope Francis in the Vatican City to discuss child labor.[28] In March, 2015, she took the campaign against child labor to the legislature hoping to gain support for a national bill banning the practice in Argentina.[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bachiller, Mariano D. (1 April 2013). "Entrevista de El Territorio a Patricia Ocampo, fundadora de Un Sueño para Misiones" (in Spanish). Posadas, Misiones, Argentina: Grupo Solidario. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Eldorado: Trabajan por "Un sueño para Misiones"" (in Spanish). Posadas, Misiones, Argentina: Misiones Online. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "AFSCA Misiones: comunicadores buscan apropiarse de herramientas que ofrece la ley" (in Spanish). Argentina: Diario 33. 30 November 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  4. ^ ""Un sueño para Misiones" comenzó campaña para donar elementos ortopédicos a los que necesitan y no pueden comprarlos" (in Spanish). Posadas, Misiones, Argentina: Misiones Online. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Trabajo Infantil: "el oscuro y multimillonario negocio de la Yerba Mate"" (in Spanish). Buenos Aires, Argentina: SaladePrensa. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Abad, Esteban (2012). "Tobuna recibió a Marcelo Moreyra con muchos libros para la biblioteca" (in Spanish). Posadas, Misiones, Argentina: Primera Edicion. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  7. ^ ""Un Sueño para Misiones" en el Top Race en Oberá" (in Spanish). Mar del Plata, Argentina: La Capital MDP. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Famosos cumplieron el sueño de la biblioteca" (in Spanish). Posadas, Misiones, Argentina: TerritorioDigital. September 12, 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Se inauguró la biblioteca "Andrés Guacurarí" en Eldorado" (in Spanish). Posadas, Misiones, Argentina: Misiones Online. 21 December 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2015.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "20th_library" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  10. ^ a b Tessieri, Enrique (June 7, 2012). "Eino Parkkulainen's home in Argentina becomes a community library". Migrant Tales. Finland: Migrant Tales. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  11. ^ ""Un sueño para Misiones" inaugurará la biblioteca número ocho y llevará el nombre de Guido Fallaci" (in Spanish). Posadas, Misiones, Argentina: Misiones Online. 23 August 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  12. ^ a b ""Un sueño para Misiones" inauguró la biblioteca N° 17 en Tobuna" (in Spanish). Posadas, Misiones, Argentina: Misiones Online. 29 November 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "Hoy se inaugura la primera biblioteca pública" (in Spanish). Posadas, Argentina: TerritorioDigital. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  14. ^ ""Un Sueño para Misiones" inaugurará la quinta biblioteca popular y será en colonia Victoria" (in Spanish). Posadas, Misiones, Argentina: Misiones Online. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  15. ^ ""Un sueño para Misiones" inaugura en Loreto su sexta biblioteca" (in Spanish). Posadas, Misiones, Argentina: Misiones OnLine. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Guido Falaschi tiene su biblioteca" (in Spanish). Posadas, Argentina: TerritorioDigital. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Inauguraron la sede de la biblioteca Alma Guaraní" (in Spanish). Posadas, Argentina: TerritorioDigital. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "Se ubica en la zona rural, a 5 kilómetros del casco urbano Caraguatay incorporó una biblioteca popular barrial" (in Spanish). Posadas, Argentina: TerritorioDigital. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "Inauguran nueva biblioteca popular en Puerto Libertad" (in Spanish). Posadas, Argentina: TerritorioDigital. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  20. ^ "Un Sueño para Misiones inauguró doce bibliotecas en el 2012" (in Spanish). Posadas, Misiones, Argentina: Misiones OnLine. 28 December 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "El Alcázar ya tiene biblioteca !!! Marilú Leverberg participó de la inauguración". UDPM Online (in Spanish). Posadas, Misiones, Argentina: Unión Docentes de la Provincia de Misiones. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "Paraje Parejha tiene su primer biblioteca Popular "Un sueño para MIsiones"". Para Misiones (in Spanish). Argentina: Un sueño" para Misiones. 17 April 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  23. ^ ""Un sueño para Misiones" inaugurará la biblioteca popular número 15 en Iguazú" (in Spanish). Posadas, Misiones, Argentina: Misiones OnLine. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  24. ^ "Una biblioteca más se suma a Misiones, esta vez en paraje El Saltito" (in Spanish). Posadas, Misiones, Argentina: Misiones OnLine. 12 November 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  25. ^ "Jujuy, Biblioteca y Cumpliendo promesas". Para Misiones (in Spanish). Argentina: Un sueño" para Misiones. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  26. ^ ""Un Sueño para Misiones" se suma al COPRAETI" (in Spanish). Argentina: Mundo Gremial. 23 March 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  27. ^ "H.Cámara de Diputados de la Nación PROYECTO DE RESOLUCIÓN". Honorable Cámara de Diputados (in Spanish). Buenos Aires, Argentina: Government of Argentina. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  28. ^ "La ONG Un sueño para Misiones tuvo una audiencia con el Papa" (in Spanish). Posadas, Misiones, Argentina: Infodía. 27 October 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 
  29. ^ Luis (30 March 2015). ""Un sueño para Misiones" relanza la campaña "Me Gusta el Mate sin trabajo infantil"" (in Spanish). Posadas, Argentina: MisionesOpina. Retrieved 17 April 2015. 

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