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Technological Institute Antonio Ricaurte - INTAR
Venues: María Berchmans


It is located in the Colombian Pacific region, where the Afro-Colombians, who live with the highest poverty rates in the country prevails. The project was created in response to the lack of education and opportunity in the municipality of Quibdó, which mostly consists of displaced families from the Bojaya tragedy.

The institution has 5 locations, where they have been benefiting children from early childhood to high school and their families. Currently, the School has 15 teachers and the Principal is Lucila Diaz.

We started work in 2004 through several projects and today we benefit 1.106 children, youth and residents of the area.


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