La Guajira, Colombia - Training Teachers in La Guajira

Since 2016, the University of La Sabana (together with the Ministry of Education and the local and departmental Secretaries of Education) has initiated a special training program for 69 teachers in one of the regions with the most negative educational quality indexes. Twenty-three educational institutions in the Upper, Middle and Lower Guajira region were involved, and more than 14,000 children were reached. In 2019, after three years of programs, the University of La Sabana reinforced its commitment to transform education in these regions and reaped its first fruits. This year 43 teachers graduated with a Master’s Degree in Pedagogy, the first in this region. Carlos Barreto, coordinator of the program, says that the long working days and more than 30 trips to La Guajira have been “an extraordinary professional and social challenge for the entire university.”

Romana, n. 69, July-December 2019, p. 279-280.

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