Over 5,000 High School Students & 200 Teachers In Guajira, Tolima & Amazonas Join The Program "Juventud Rural, Educaci├│n y Desarrollo Rural"

High school students and teachers of 15 rural schools are part of the new implementations of the program that began in 3 regions of Colombia earlier this year. After a period when the program was being revised and validated by the Colombian Ministry of Education, Juventud Rural,  Educación y Desarrollo Rural began a new chapter with the support of a great alliance between Genesis Foundation, Fundación Bancolombia, Fundación Cerrejón and Fundación Manuel Mejía.

This program is an educational model designed to develop basic work and entrepreneurial skills as well as academic competencies for high school students in underserved rural communities. The program contributes to the improvement of the quality of education by increasing coverage and school retention while strengthening communities by transforming the way rural youngsters perceive themselves, their environment, and their civic responsibilities.

In Colombia, there are huge gaps in status and achievement between urban and rural schools, and by providing geographically marginalized rural students access to training and topics that emphasize the important connection between nature and society; we are instilling a better sense of citizenry, conservation and community pride.

The two year implementation of the program in Guajira, Tolima and Amazonas entails an investment of over $700,000 dollars.



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.


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.



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




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