Our early education program First Learning Steps inaugurated a preschool in Sevilla, Zona Bananera this past friday. Early this year a $100,000 grant from the Japan Embassy early this year was invested for the expansion of this center.
This infrastructure improvement allowed us to comply with the standards and safety requirements set by the government for early education centers. Additionally it allowed us to increase the center's capacity to 220 children up from 100, include additional community mothers bringing the number to a total of 9, and work with 70 additional families.
The inauguration event took place with the participation of children, community mothers and the team members.Genesis Executive Director Cristina Gutiérrez de Piñeres was joined by the Japanese Ambassador Mr. Kazuo Watanabe, Fundación Bancolombia´s Executive Director Catalina Echavarría and the Mayor of Sevilla.