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Educational infrastructure in Cartagena

We have been working in Cartagena for more than 10 years, contributing to the educational quality of children and youth in the territory, with educational infrastructure projects in Cartagena and evidence-based educational practices.

In 2014 we inaugurated the Pies Descalzos public school in the city, located in Loma del Peyé.

Thus, it is a 7,700 m2 building with a capacity for 1,400 students, 29 classrooms, a library, dining room and kitchen, administrative areas, 6 special classrooms, and sports courts.

Nowadays, we are now developing two other buildings in the city:

Villas de Aranjuez

This school will have 26 classrooms, of which 4 will be for kindergarten, and 22 classrooms for elementary and high school.

Moreover, the project has a library, laboratory, bilingual classrooms, multipurpose room, technology and multimedia rooms, school dining room/restaurant, recreational areas, and 44 restrooms.

The project is part of the Open Door School strategy, which seeks to create a Community Development and Empowerment Center.

Ciudad Bicentenario

Ciudad Bicentenario is a project located in the country’s largest low-income housing project and will have the capacity for 960 students.

It is an educational development project that seeks to reduce poverty rates in the region and the educational gap in Colombia.

Likewise, the Foundation is committed to Cartagena, to continue providing new and better opportunities for progress and growth for the region.

All the projects we are developing fulfill the mission of providing quality education to thousands of children and young people who are outside the school system in the country.

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