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The Schools

With the support of local municipalities, we have promoted and contributed to the improvement and construction of seven schools located in vulnerable areas of Colombia; in actuality we intervene in Quibdo, Soacha, Barranquilla and Cartagena.

These educational institutions where we are present, are public institutions that provide children and youth a quality education, additionally provides spaces for families and the communities that surround them.

More than 10.000 children and 67.000  youths and adults benefited from our programs.

Pies Descalzos Foundation School Barranquilla

Pies Descalzos Foundation School Cartagena

Technological Institute Antonio Ricaurte, venues: Maria Berchmans

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