ProFuturo Digital Education Program

About the Project

This project is one of the 2021 WISE Awards finalists. 

 

Context and Issue 

ProFuturo is a digital education programme created in 2016 by two of Spain’s largest foundations, Telefónica Foundation and “la Caixa” Foundation, to narrow the education gap in the world by improving the quality of education of boys and girls living in vulnerable environments throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. To do so, it relies on technology and on innovative digital teaching-learning experiences to equip teachers and students with the skills needed for the digital era. 

 

Solution and Impact

The program focuses on teacher training and support, to help them strengthen their teaching practice, their capacity to manage the classroom, and their digital skills so they can integrate technology in the classroom and offer the best education to their students. In addition, it offers schools a digital learning platform with innovative educational resources and multimedia activities that cover in 4 languages the main courses of primary education (maths, science, technology, linguistics). When needed, ProFuturo provides complementary equipment (server, router, laptop, tablets, projector, etc) to schools. The digital solution is designed to be implemented in vulnerable environments and works in all contexts, with or without connectivity.

To guarantee the maximum impact and make the program sustainable over time, ProFuturo works with partners of both the public and private sectors, including global institutions with local presence and prestige such as UNHCR, Save the Children or World Vision, as well as with governments, NGOs, religious organisations, universities and technological companies and start-ups.

 

Future Developments 

To date, ProFuturo has helped to improve the education of 16 million children and trained more than 660,000 teachers in 40 countries. ProFuturo seeks to become a global reference of transformation and innovation in education and to reach 25 million children by 2030.

May 05, 2021 (last update 05-05-2021)