Quality Education for Migrant Children of Colombia



This project recovers the right to quality education to 1300 Colombian children who have been displaced by the armed conflict and kept out of the formal system due to drug-related warfare

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

1300 low income, migrant children affected by Colombia’s armed conflict that must be included into the educational system to recover their right to education. We aim to expand to other areas with high reception rates of displaced population and attend children in an affective, personalized way, preparing them with cooperative, participatory strategies of Escuela Nueva for their formal entry to school; engage community as part of the solution to reduce the risk of being forced into illegal groups

How will this project solve this problem?

Organization of Learning Circles to provide complementary support in basic learning/social skills; production & provision of EN learning guides with cross-curricular content; training of youth community leaders as tutors with strategies to adapt EN

Potential Long Term Impact

The project educates 1300 vulnerable children (ages 7-15) increasing socialization among them & improving academic performance. Community adoption and support of the project diminishes the number of children being drawn to join illegal armed groups

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Vicky Colbert de Arboleda

Executive Director Escuela Nueva Foundation
Bogota, D.C., Cundinamarca Colombia

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