Developing pedagogical, leadership and management capabilities among teachers and academic directors by implementing pertinent, effective and sustainable initiatives that have an impact on the improvement of learning and boost competitiveness in the community in order to contribute to the reduction of inequality.
The Organization fosters education as a sustainable development mechanism by promoting human beings who are innovative, creative and sensitive.
Grupo Nutresa strives in supporting education as an opportunity to strengthen the country’s human capital with the aim of generating an increase in productivity, improving the social welfare and reaching social equality and justice levels that ensure a harmonious cohabitation. Additionally, the Company fosters education as a sustainable development mechanism by promoting human beings who are innovative, creative and sensitive to the corresponding political, economic and environmental needs, and by doing so with a long-term focus too with the aim of improving the life conditions of not only current but also future generations.
An inclusive and equitable high-quality education favors the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals and is essential to overcome poverty, increase the possibility to have access to opportunities, enable resilience, promote gender equality, enhance the capabilities related to the use of natural resources, increase the possibilities to have access to better jobs, and favor the economic growth and promote social involvement and cohesion.
Grupo Nutresa invests in education as an opportunity to strengthen the Country’s human talent with the purpose of increasing the competitiveness of the nation, contributing to a reinforced social capital capable of efficiently addressing the inherent risks of poverty and inequality in the economic and social contexts.
In order to fulfill its goals for 2020 and through Fundación Nutresa, the Organization will continue to develop projects that allow to enhance the capabilities in Colombian education institutions, as well as the technological and digital capabilities in education environments. School-related quality and the promotion of healthy lifestyles will be a priority that the Organization wants to boost in the school communities.
In the short and medium terms, the work will be focused on developing actions and strategies that ensure the reinforcement of school leadership as an element that boosts a sustainable improvement reflected on an increased learning level among the students and a competitive and productive social capital for the country.
Additionally, the creation of alliances with both the public and private sectors will also be a priority in order to enable the participation in public policy formulation, the sustainability of the school transformation processes, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.
It is worth highlighting the development of the 16th National Education Congress: Lead to educate, with the participation of 1.450 teachers and academic directors. The congress had an academic program centered around the subject of learning-driven school leadership, and included the participation of Dr. David Hopkins from the United Kingdom, who is a world-class expert highly recognized for his research and practical work in school-related improvement, Dr. Renatto Opertti from the IBE UNESCO International Bureau of Education, and Dr. Yaneth Cristina Giha Tovar, Ministry of Education, among other.
By means of its education programs, Fundación Nutresa contributes to the fulfillment of the objectives set by the United Nations for sustainable development goal No. 4: Quality Education, specifically to the ones focused on ensuring an equitable and high-quality education with pertinent and effective academic results; the embracement of reading, writing and arithmetic capabilities by both women and men; and the increase in the offer of qualified teachers.
Grupo Nutresa directs its initiatives toward the strengthening of the capabilities of the teachers and academic directors in Colombian public schools.
To achieve the foregoing objectives, the Company directs initiatives toward the strengthening of the capabilities of the teachers and academic directors in Colombian public schools. These two academic actors are the focal point of the initiatives because they have the possibility to directly transform their academic practices with the purpose of making them more competent and addressing the current needs in a more appropriate way. As a result of this management activity, 95,5% of the schools have maintained or improved their performance in the countrywide standardized tests, 29,1% are classified in the highest levels (A+ and A), and 43,8% already exceed the average level.
* Monitoring performed to 442 schools graduated/closed between 2012 and 2018 in 12 states and 95 municipalities.
21st Century Leaders Program ODS 4
This program focuses on developing leadership and school-management capabilities in the direction, academic, administrative, community and co-existence departments. It is a support and training process for academic directors and teachers, with an average duration of three years over which methodologies focused on improving the academic aspects and strengthening the institutional culture are taught in collective learning scenarios.
teachers and academic directors in training.
states: Antioquia, Bolívar, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Chocó, Risaralda, Santander and Valle del Cauca.
hours of training, assistance and collaborative work.
NQN – “Nutresa Quiere a los Niños” (Nutresa cares for children) ODS 4.1
By means of recreational and pedagogical festivals and with the delivery of school kits, this initiative promotes healthy lifestyles based on four pillars: a balanced diet, an increase in physical activity, key hygiene practices and sharing quality time as a family.
community festivals attendees.
kids benefited with the school kits.
kids benefited with the model for developing capabilities related to healthy lifestyles.
states intervened: Antioquia, Arauca, Atlántico, Bolívar, Boyacá, Caquetá, Cauca, Cesar, Cundinamarca, Magdalena, Putumayo, Quindío, Risaralda, Santander and Valle del Cauca.
“Oriéntate, el mundo a un clic” (Find your way, the entire world just one click away)
This program strengthens the digital capabilities of the school communities: teachers, academic directors, students and parents.
teachers received training.
academic directors received training.
parents received training.
In 2018, a collaborative methodology was developed with the participation of high-profile technical experts (Colombian Ministry of National Education), education secretaries, education deans, business leaders, directors of foundations), and the contribution by almost 600 education agents: teachers, directors and allies. These people, with their ideas, suggestions and expectations, contributed to the conceptual, methodological and logistical design of the event. The entire exercise was mediated by the implementation of technological developments that, in addition to optimizing the use of time, guarantee and safeguard the information for current and future use.
The congress achieved the creation of an academic program focused on the subject of learning-driven school leadership. The following were the participants of the congress program: Diana Uribe (historian), Pirry (journalist), Jeisson Aristizábal (inclusion leader), three international school leadership experiences from Mexico and Chile, nine local successful school experiences, three high-impact life experiences (Perrograf, Josefina Klinger and Luis Miguel Bermúdez), one expert talk and discussion session (Carlos Ignacio Gallego, César Caicedo and Juan David Aristizábal), the 3rd Secretary Meeting, and a collective construction exercise: The sustainable school.
The event was organized with the support by 15 allies from the private sector (United Nations, UNESCO, Dividendo por Colombia, the Canadian Embassy, Argos, Bancolombia, Haceb, Eafit, Smurfit Kappa, Alquería, Mamonal, Colombina, Carvajal, Proantioquia and Sura), 13 education secretariats and the Ministry of National Education.
A total of 1.450 academic directors and teachers, 30 education secretaries, 10 allies from the private sector, and 14 district entities attended the event.
In 2018, the Organization performed awareness-raising activities in communities to address the importance of a balanced diet, the increase in physical activity and the implementation of key hygiene practices on a daily basis. In this regard, the Nutresa cares for children program supported the strengthening of action plans focused on the embracement of healthy lifestyles in 92 education institutions across the country, where the Organization delivered school kits and the booklet tittled “Una aventura para crecer feliz y más saludable ” (An adventure for growing happy and healthy) for the benefit of approximately 3.000 students in highly-vulnerable, difficult-access rural areas. Additionally, the Company organized 18 community-based art festivals, which were attended by 7.804 kids who enjoyed diverse music and theater shows.
Finally, in an alliance with the Ministry of National Education and UNICEF, Fundación Nutresa supported the implementation of the methodological route for the promotion of healthy lifestyles in four Colombian states: Guajira, Putumayo, Antioquia and Cauca, with the participation of the school communities from 16 schools. The strategy fostered training, territorial management and social mobilization processes.