Education and Sustainable Local Development

At the 2015 Sustainable Development Summit, UN Member States approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which proposed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to end poverty, fight against inequality and injustice and combat climate change.

FUNDACIÓN ESCOLARES mission is to contribute particularly to Goal 4 “Ensure inclusive equitable and quality education and promote lifelong learning for all”. Particularly the following goals:

4.6. By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy (reading, writing and arithmetic).
4.7. By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development
4.a. Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all
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Sustainable Development Goals 4.

Ensure inclusive equitable and quality education and promote lifelong learning for all.

Areas of Work

We work in 14 provinces


ESCOLARES works with community organizations and rural schools –primary and secondary- in Misiones, Corrientes, Chaco, Formosa, Salta, Santa Fe, Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza, Catamarca, Santiago del Estero, Río Negro, Neuquén and Jujuy provinces.

A large proportion of schools and community organizations the foundation works with, are in very isolated sites, difficult to reach and with poor transport and communication services. In many of these sites, the sanitary conditions and health services are very precarious. The people living there exhibit high index of unmet needs, undernourishment and child mortality.

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How do we work?

We have established the following lines of work with schools and communities to achieve our institution goals

We provide technical advice to the educational community on the design and implementation of local development actions

We fund projects aimed at strengthening education and community processes in order to improve the quality of life of rural families.

We organize training workshops on school management issues.

Institutional Programmes

Companies and organizations that support our work