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What we do

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’.
 
7 Educational Institutions have been benefited over these 12 years in Barranquilla in D.E.I Pies Descalzos Foundation, D.E.I Las Américas and D.E.I Siete de Abril, in Cartagena in D.E.I Pies Descalzos Foundation, in Soacha in E.I Gabriel García Marquez and E.I Eugenio Diaz Castro and in Quibdo in the Technological Institute Antonio Ricaurte. All of this has been possible thanks to the joint efforts of public institutions, private companies, NGOs and the academy.

More than 10.000 children and 67.000 young and adults have been benefited.


THE SCHOOL IS SEEN AS THE CENTER OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

What inspire us?

We believe that a country that protects its children prepares a safe way to the peace and stability, that’s why we are committed with:

-    Strengthen the education as a birth right and not as a privilege.
-    Strengthen the family development.
-    Develop community support links.
-    Develop programs planned under participation principles.

How we do it?

1) Creation of Local Abilities

Considering the need to undertake solutions to the serious social and economic difficulties in the communities of intervention, we develop a social and community work, where the leaders from our target population become in agents of change of its own reality by its co-responsibility and participation.

2) Partnerships and Interinstitutional Coordination

The institutional action of our organization is effected by making public and private partnerships that allow the opening to better possibilities of reaching a social cohesion, solidarity and social identity in the people, to make a civic culture of tolerance, cooperation, interest participation and collective and inclusive purposes for build shared responsibilities.


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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Bogotá - Colombia (571) 6358770
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