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Our youth takes on and innovates

The "Tools for Life" axis within our intervention model is fundamental for the development and achievement of Quality Public Education. That’s the reason why, we have training projects in areas such as citizenship, governance, peace, child and teen actor, art, culture and sport. Also we developed the project "Young Entrepreneurs", with the hand of Obra Social La Caixa, creating a contest for Young people with ideas for innovation in order to solve problems for the community. The winners travel to Barcelona on an Exchange program where they get to know young people from different countries.

During the last month, mentioned above was launched in the Educational Institutions Pies Descalzos of Cartagena and Barranquilla; in Chocó the same launching was made with Padre Isaac Rodríguez y Cristo Rey de Tutunendo Institutions.

394 students between 13th and 17th years have received this type of education in entrepreneurship, just in the last month.

For this project, 4 volunteers from La Caixa, who have shared meaningful moments with children from Cartagena and Barranquilla, and at the same time they have implemented the strategy "Young Entrepreneurs of La Caixa". The Students were raised among strategies that allow a creative and innovative solution to a problematic of their social context. Our students shaped ideal solutions and gave form to a proposal that allows improving the quality of life of the people.

We know for sure that with proposals like these our young people will have tools that will be useful to them in the construction of their life project, besides being significant processes and formative for the community and the families. We are grateful with La Obra Social La Caixa, for making us participate in this project and for growing the entrepreneurial spirit of the students.


Pies Descalzos

We are a Colombian non-governmental organization founded by worldwide acclaimed artist Shakira in 1997 with the main objective to promote QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION for children in vulnerable situation in Colombia.

Since 2004, we have implemented a comprehensive intervention strategy, with five axis: provide quality & public education, improve the nutrition of our children, promote personal growth & sustainable development, building top-notch schooling infrastructures and finally establishing supported schools as community centers via ‘Open door school strategy’.

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Pies Descalzos Foundation
Steet 85 No. 18-32 Of. 401
Bogotá - Colombia (571) 6358770