"Education is undoubtedly the most important driver of progress, development and people's well-being. And although this is a generally shared conviction in Chile, the quality of education remains a pending challenge in our country.
Andrónico Luksic Craig
Education is undoubtedly the most important driver of progress, development and people's well-being. And although this is a generally shared conviction in Chile, the quality of education remains a pending challenge in our country.
That is why, since 2006, Fundación Educacional Oportunidad has developed innovative strategies aimed at supporting the most critical levels, such as early education. This is achieved through the programme "A Good Start", which aims to influence when young children are most open to learning, and through the early teaching of English, with the "We Learn" programme.
To carry out these initiatives, the Foundation's team has worked in alliances with teachers and directors of public schools, with the national and international academic world, with public sector authorities and with other civil society organisations. This has been done with the common purpose of defining actions, methodologies and practices to improve children's learning. This collaborative work allows for the generation of resources that are freely available to the school system and that serve as background to nurture research and generate evidence in the development of best practices.
I am very proud of the road we have travelled. I am also hopeful that the collaborative networks generated in the Foundation will continue to nurture the work of educators, teachers, assistants and directors, always with the benefit of children and young people in our country in mind.