Fundacion Escuela Nueva Volvamos a la Gente

Our mission is to improve the coverage, quality, efficiency and sustainability of rural and urban basic education, focusing primarily on developing countries, through the implementation of the Escuela Nueva model and with the support of private and public partnerships.
Sep 3, 2013

Help us improve childrens life chances!

Students working with learning guides
Students working with learning guides

A school in the coffee growing town of Armenia, Colombia is lacking quality learning materials for 6th and 7th grade students. With a little more of your help donating and/or spreading the word, we will be able to provide all 134 students with updated Escuela Nueva learning guides in 6 subject areas (Language, Science, Social Studies, Math, Human Values and Technology), as well as train the school teachers in the Escuela Nueva methodology, which transforms their role from transmitters of facts to facilitators of learning and advisers of children. 

These learning guides are "dialoguing" texts that encourage active, participatory and cooperative learning and enable students to advance from one grade level to another, completing units at their own pace. With these materials, students learn in small groups, thus, are permanently dialoguing and interacting. This way of working allows the management of handling diversity: in age, grade, gender and culture; as well as practicing tolerant, civic and democratic behaviors.

In addition to delivering standard academic content in the 6 subject areas, these Escuela Nueva learning materials develop throughout the curriculum skills in entrepreneurship, leadership and 21st century skills (following instructions, learning to learn, leading tasks, meeting deadlines, taking initiative, working in teams, thinking critically, and synthesizing information.)

So far, with the funds raised, we have not been able to fully fund the materials for all students, only for a small percentage of the 6th grade. Please help us by donating or spreading the word on this concrete project that believes that adequate learning materials and training of teachers all children can learn, increasing their life chances and opportunities! 

Happy children
Happy children
Children with their teacher
Children with their teacher


Jun 12, 2013

Final Report

We inform that there have been no donations received within this project hence we were not able to realize the project or parts of it.

The project in the school in Zipacón aimed at providing Learning material for 70 students. The Learning Material is proven to help children to improve not only their academic results but also to develop civic and democratic values. The pedagogy Escuela Nueva has been adapted to the new challenges of the 21st century, including subjects of entrepreneurial and social skills. The projects of Escuela Nueva don't only concentrate on the Learning Material but also on the important part of Teacher Training, which shows the teachers how to use and teach the contents of the Learning Guides.

Mar 13, 2013

Thanks for your support. We have a new project!

Escuela Nueva Students with Learning Guides
Escuela Nueva Students with Learning Guides

Dear friends,

Since last June 2013, we have been working to provide 198,000 students in rural Colombia with our Learning Guides. Through an agreement with the Secretary of Education of the Department of Antioquia, we received the funding for such an ambitious project. We are very happy to have achieved such a great accomplishment that's currently triggering for more municipalities to demand these quality education materials.However, we want to announce that we will close this project on GlobalGiving to open a new one.

Looking for new ways to have a positive impact on society, we have decided to improve the quality of education of a small 70 student rural school in a town called Zipacon. These students need Learning Guides, but their teachers also need training. Their school also lacks major support materials for learning process.

If you would like to continue supporting our work promoting better education and, therefore better life opportunities for children in Colombia, please donate to this new project on this link:


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