For some years, social spending in Latin America and the Caribbean has been increasing. The data from Better Spending for Better Lives in 2018 show us that between 1995 and 2013 the average investment in education increased from 3.6% to 5.3% of gross domestic product (GDP) in Latin America and the Caribbean. Investment in education is an important part of public … [Lee más...] about Better Investment for Better Educational Results
Daniel and Sebastián are very close friends and since they were little their parents have taken them to play at the same park in Bogotá. Both are in their third year of primary school. They both want to be doctors when they grow up. However, only one of the two can achieve it. Daniel lives in unfavorable socioeconomic conditions, Sebastian does not. … [Lee más...] about Education that separates?
I have always bicycled around the city and embarked on multiple eco-adventures. That was how I found that the train was no longer working, and an idea that wobbled in my head awakened. On January 2, 2017 I decided that I would start that trip I wanted so much to do. Without many preparations and without wanting to prove anything to anyone, I went south looking for my north. … [Lee más...] about To school by bicycle: Paraguay’s Bike Path
“A Ganar has helped me find my way, and others need help too.” – Jamali Farrell, Most Improved, A Ganar 2016-2017 Jamali Farrell, is a 16-year-old boy who was skeptical about entering A Ganar, an after-school program for at-risk youth. But his skepticism soon changed as he realized it was changing him: He had started to learn the importance of discipline, punctuality, paying … [Lee más...] about A Ganar: a life-changing experience for Barbadian youth
On November 9, the 2017 ALAS-IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) Early Childhood Development Awards were distributed in the four categories of best early childhood educator, best early childhood center, best children’s book, and best innovation in early childhood education. The work of each of the finalists resonated deeply with me. Lessons about hope and common humanity … [Lee más...] about What can we gain from Early Childhood Education?