Quality Education for Migrant Children of Colombia

by Fundacion Escuela Nueva Volvamos a la Gente


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
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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


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

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

Additional Documentation

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


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Organization Information

Fundacion Escuela Nueva Volvamos a la Gente

Location: Bogota, Bogota DC - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.escuelanueva.org
Project Leader:
Vicky Colbert de Arboleda
Executive Director Escuela Nueva Foundation
Bogota, D.C., Cundinamarca Colombia

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