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    Archive for November, 2015

    From princesses to superheroes

    By - 25 Nov 2015

    *Written by Arlene Sabaris, selected as the winner of our blog post contest #Glassesoff

    princesas superhéroes

    When I listen to a mother say to her son that a house chore is for “girls”or “it’s your sister’s job,” I think how often mothers and fathers are the first shapers of the character and behavior of children. We blame schools and teachers for our responsibilities and we also complain about the system. When, in reality, everyone should assume their part in this process of improving the indicators of gender equality in our countries. While governments have an important role, it all starts at home with the things we say our children can do, within the limits that we put on their dreams, in the bedtime stories we read to them. Read more…

    Join us in congratulating the winners of 2015 ALAS-IDB Awards!

    By - 11 Nov 2015

    ALAS Winners

    The ALAS-IDB awards were conceived to recognize and share the commitment of individuals and organizations working in the field of early childhood development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The awards are presented by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the ALAS Foundation, which is headed by Shakira, the internationally renowned artist. Awards are given in four categories: educators, centers, publications, and innovations. Read more…