Our History

The work of the Foundation began in the Public Educational Institutions of Cali: among them, República de Israel, Santa Librada, La Presentación (today Gabriel García Márquez), La Merced, San Pedro Alejandrino, Santiago de Cali, República de Argentina, José María Córdoba, Alfonso Bonilla Naar, Intenalco and in 20 other Public Institutions.

Scholarship recipients were supported with school supplies, tuition fees and scholarships, as public education was not free in the past and families did not have the resources to cover the costs.

In order to provide more comprehensive support to the scholarship holders, we began psycho-educational counselling for all scholarship holders, their families, as well as the parents' school.

Subsequently, basic systems, marketing and accounting courses were started, beginning with 10 computers (five purchased and five donated by the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture CIAT).

In 2002, FEDUT applied to Plan Colombia for the national program ‘Youth in Action’, competing with large educational institutions and universities. FEDUT was approved to train 20 young people from socio-economic strata 1 and 2 in the city of Cali as Accounting Assistants with a main focus on Systems. In the following year, the call for applications and development of the programme was overseen by the National Learning Service - SENA, and FEDUT was approved to train 60 young people as Accounting Assistants with a main focus on Systems. The three courses were held in an alternative location that the foundation had in the San Fernando neighbourhood, which operated for four years.

For some years the training decreased due to lack of resources, but from 2012, a strategic alliance was made with the English foundation The Dan Eley Foundation to train high school graduates from public educational institutions, every eight months, in Accounting Assistance and Marketing and Sales Assistance. Through this partnership, we managed to increase our social educational impact and the opportunities for Cali's underprivileged young people.

In 2012, it was also concluded that a greater and better impact on the children's education would be achieved if FEDUT's complementary educational work was carried out on more days per week, with groups of children of the same age, received earlier, and all enrolled in the same educational institution. In other words, the strategic decision was that the new FEDUT scholarship holders should be received exclusively through the redesigned FEDUTIÑOS Specialised Complementary Program.

In the same year, an agreement was signed with the La Merced Public Educational Institution to develop a Complementary Specialised Program totally free of charge for 24 5-year-old children in the transition grade. At the same time, support continued to be given to the previous scholarship holders, with both programmes receiving the financial collaboration of Padrinos Educativos and especially the founders. The next Fedutiños complementary specialised programs began in 2016, 2018 and 2019.

Chronological Line

29 February 1996

Creation Fundaction

29 February 1996

1996

Scholarship Programs

Scholarships for primary, baccalaureate and first university semesters

2000

Psychoeducational counselling

Individual support for the students

2000

2002 - 2003

Youth in Action Program

Training for Work and Personal Development, Accounting Assistant Course

2012

Fedutiños Program

I.E. San Vincente de Paul. First iteration. 

2012

2012

Alliance with The Dan Eley Foundation

Training for work, Accounting Assistant Course

2016

Fedutiños Program

I.E. San Vicente de Paul. Second iteration

2016

2018

Fedutiños Program

I.E. 20 de Julio. First iteration

2018

Educational Programs

Skilled technical work Accounting Assistant and Marketing Assistant

2018

2019

Fedutiños Program

I.E. 20 Julio.  Second iteration

2020 - 2021

Current Programs

Fedutiños I.E. la Merced y 20 de Julio.
Training for work in partnership with The Dan Eley Foundation.

2020 - 2021







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