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Friday
Jul182014

First Leaning Steps Shares Experience in School Transitioning Processes

 On July 8-11 the XI Early Childhood Education Meeting was held in Havana, Cuba with the participation of organizations from 18 countries. Panels and symposiums about different experiences on early education fueled an interesting discussion. The meeting also allowed participants to learn closely about the cuban approach on early education.

First Learning Steps participated in the meeting sharing the path of action that is being validated for school transitioning.  First Learning Steps also shared the experience of the family mode in scattered contexts of 4 municipalities of the Department of Magdalena.


Monday
Jul072014

I Latin American Biennial for Childhood and Youth

Acknowledging the importance of gender to achieve equitable and sustainable development for all people, Genesis Foundation invites you to participate in the open call for proposals to participate in the panel on Gender and Quality of Education at the I Latin American Biennial for Childhood and Youth. You can submit your proposal here before August 2nd.

This event is hosted by the Centro Internacional de Educación y Desarrollo Humano (CINDE) and will take place in the city of Manizales on June 17th to 21st. The purpose is to  articulate academic, social and cultural efforts from different researchers, networks and groups in Latin America. The initiative will offer a platform to share knowledge, foster relationships and enhance new spaces for cooperation in favour of children and youth.

 

Wednesday
Jun112014

Join us to talk about Early Childhood Education in Colombia!

We invite you to join us on june 18th for reflections from the public and private sectors regarding the progress and achievements made in recent years on the issue of early childhood education in Colombia.

Local Governments, the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare, non-profit organizations, and private companies who are committed to social and community development will participate in the discussion of the current situation and the tasks to be done to achieve better conditions in a comprehensive care with quality.

Don´t miss it!

Venue: Hotel Yuldama: Rodadero Carrera 3era. No. 10-40, Santa Marta

Date: June 18th, 2014

Time 8:30AM - 4:00PM

 

 

Wednesday
Jun042014

Our 2013 Annual Report is out!

We are proud to share that during 2013 Genesis Foundation benefited over 165,000 students in 14 departments of Colombia. We invested $1,500,000 dollars of our own resources and leveraged $4,200,000 from donors and allies. 

Check out last year´s impact in our Annual Report now published also in Spanish for the first time!

We thank you for your support and trust and invite you to continue helping us achieve this great challenge...

2013 Annual Report- English version

Informe de Gestión 2013: Versión Español

 

Monday
May192014

Sharing First Learning Steps at an International Conference on Early Childhood Education

Genesis Foundation and Corporación Infancia y Desarrollo were invited to present First Learning Steps at the Seventh International Conference on Early Childhood Education that took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina early this month. The meeting hosted by the World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) aimed to deepen the discussions and share theoretical perspectives and good practices with colleagues and specialists from Latin America. This year´s meeting focused in the use of art and expressive languages as comprehensive tools of dialogue, participation and collective construction, contributing to the development of children.

Carolina Perdomo, National Coordinator of FLS shared the expertise of our approach as a socio-cultural program that works with educational environments to promote child development, in addition to strengthen the development of local contexts. Participating in this meeting allowed First Learning Steps to position itself internationally as a successful pedagogical model for early childhood.