In 2014 Genesis Foundation benefited over 39,000 students and 1,400 teachers in 11 departments of Colombia. 

Check out our annual report to learn more about our work and accomplishments.

We thank donors and supporters for helping us provide our children with a better education.

Clich here to read our report in english or in spanish.


Once Again Students are 'Walking for Water' in Bogotá

Genesis Foundation and the schools from the Council of International Schools (CIS) in Bogotá: Nogales, Fontana, Campestre, Santa Maria and Anglo Colombiano, are hosting the second Walking for Water (W4W) event with the aim of raising awareness about the importance and privilege of having access to drinking water. 

On March 20th, the participating students will walk 2.5 miles (4 kms) carrying 1 gallon (4 lts) of water in a backpack.This distance roughly compares to the 6kms, that on average, millions of people including women and children in rural areas of developing countries just like Colombia have to travel everyday, just to access clean water.  

The students will be sponsored with the help of their friends and families in order to raise funds to support Genesis Foundation.

For ever $1 dollar raised , Genesis will match the donation with an extra $1 dollar. Resources will be invested into providing drinking water for 25 early education centers of our program First Learning Steps in Tumaco, Nariño that currently benefits 2,316 children under the age of 5. 

We invite you to become a sponsor of these students who are walking in recognition of underprivileged children.

Click here to DONATE! With every $20 dollars ($50.000 pesos), you will be supporting a student!


Learn more about First Learning Steps

Learn more about Walking for Water






¡These Holidays Support Early Childhood in Colombia!

Owing to the success of our early education program First Learning Steps we will have the opportunity to train other organizations to implement our methodology in 2015.
More than 2,000 organizations that benefit 26,000 children in different regions of the country will be part of this process.
With $ 25 dollars you can make a difference!

How to Donate
COLOMBIA: Make a deposit in Bancolombia to Fundación Genesis para la Niñez, 
Saving Account #:04874284845, Nit: 900.294.273- 1-
UNITED STATES: Send a check payable to Genesis Foundation to: 505 Park Avenue. 4th Floor. New York, NY 10022 
 WHEREVER YOU ARE: Click here and donate online






Learning to Learn at the I Childhood and Youth Biennial in Manizales, Colombia

The I Biennial of Childhood and Youth: Democracy, Human Rights and Citizenship took place in Manizales, Colombia from November 17th to the 21st. Participants from different countries including Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Mexico amongst others interacted and discussed about the situation of children and adolescents in Latin America.

A research paper about our program Learning to Learn (L2L) in alliance with CINDE, was presented in the panel: Quality institutional policies and strategies to guarantee the right to education for children and youngsters in Latin America and the Caribbean. The paper called “Perception that teachers have on the academic performance of children after the implementation of the program L2L” showed that the program has transformed teachers pedagogical practices and that transformation in teachers has helped to improve the academic performance of children in the classrooms. Teachers feel more motivated and this has influenced positively in the learning process of children.  Teachers perceive themselves as key actors in the teaching-learning process of students , as they enable participation, autonomy, reflexivity and critical thinking in the students. Interaction through playing has allowed teachers to perceive aspects in children related to their individual and social development  and learning through playing has promoted ethical and social and moral responsibility behaviors in children.

We are glad to announce that L2L is a program that is improving quality education in the schools in which it is being implemented in Colombia.



Genesis Foundation at the World Innovation Summit for Education in Qatar- WISE 2014

From November 4th to the 6th Genesis Foundation was present at the WORLD INNOVATION SUMMIT FOR EDUCATION (WISE) that took place in Qatar. This three day conference explored different topics like early childhood, empowering teachers, the role of play in education, and creative teaching and learning, among others.

WISE is hosted by the Qatar Foundation, a private non-profit organization that supports and operates education, science, research and community development programs in Qatar.

Genesis Executive Director Cristina Gutiérrez de Piñeres participated in the debate: How Do We Best Prepare the Youngest Ones For School and Life? joined by  Dr, Amita Gupta Professor of Early Childhood Education in The City College of New York, and Prof. Maureen Samms-Vaughan Chairperson of The Early Childhood Commission. The panel was moderated by Dr. Rebecca Winthrop, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Universal Education of the Brookings Institution.

Click here to learn more about WISE 2014