Implementing Partner

Fundación Pies Descalzos

Fundación Pies Descalzos (FPD) is an organisation founded by the artist Shakira in 1997, focussing on education in Colombia for more than 15 years and aiming to help poor and impoverished children.

Seeking to overcome challenges to educational infrastructure and improve teaching and innovation in Colombia and Latin America, Fundación Pies Descalzos "works to ensure that every Colombian child can exercise their right to a quality education.” FPD envisions getting the next generation of Colombians to find, through education, a vehicle to dream, build and fulfil their life plan.

Specifically, FPD believes that education is synonymous with evolution and the new era requires reinvention and the contuation of support for school infrastructure, understanding approaches that have proven effective in the region and the world, and training teachers and school leaders to serve as essential components of the educational ecosystem in the country.


For more information about this EAC Implementing Partner, please visit the Fundación Pies Descalzos  website.


Improved Equitable Education of Marginalised Children in Colombia

Together, EAC and Fundación Pies Descalzos (Barefoot Foundation) are working to increase access to quality primary education to 34,000 vulnerable out of school children (OOSC) and retain an additional 20,000 children most at-risk of dropping out of the primary cycle in Colombia.