Quito, January 21, 2019
20 years for education and democracy
Turning years is meeting goals. In 1999, a group of education experts joined forces to create the Foundation for the Integration and Development of Latin America (FIDAL) through constant work to improve the educational system and strengthen democracy through education in the country and the region.
Two decades have passed with challenges and objectives materialized in young people, children, teachers, parents who have joined and believed in the activities carried out by FIDAL, under the guidance of Rosalía Arteaga Serrano and a board of men and women. women committed to change.
“We are turning 20 years old and we are happy with the harvest achieved. We have thousands of teachers involved in educational excellence, thousands of young people whom we have trained in democracy, people who in one way or another have been touched by this group of dreamers ”, says Rosalía Arteaga, executive president of the Foundation.
FIDAL believes that education is essential for the development of countries. For this reason, since 2008, it has summoned national and Latin American teachers to the Educational Excellence Contest; focuses on education and science through the E-STEM (Ethics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Mentoring program, and opens its doors to all who act positively in this area.
Likewise, it promotes democratic values, the defense of human rights and the active involvement of citizens in the State and its decisions through the Training Center for the Future and its Leadership Schools in Quito and Yasuní.
It does not neglect the environment and ecological awareness in each of its projects and strives to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 4, 5, 8, 11, 13 proposed by the United Nations.
Gratitude and commitment for these 20 years