BUILDING SOLIDARITY NETWORKS
The Education and Development Foundation promotes art, music, physical education as fundamental tools development, especially in early childhood education and primary education.
He also carries out activities in his Nature Classroom in the Sierra de Guadarrama (Madrid) and promotes recovery and enhancement of the natural and cultural heritage in Spain and Latin America, especially the intangible cultural heritage (legends, traditional games, dances, music, handicrafts).
28th. ICCP WORLD
CONFERENCE ON PLAY
TV program made by the children of the Lima playgroup network, where we will share news, interviews and curiosities from Peru, celebrating its BICENTENARY 2021 party.
Our action in Argentina begins with the collaboration of Dr. Félix Temporetti and the National University of Rosario. A particularly important event took place in 2010 with the ceremony of Dr. Jerome Bruner as Doctor Honoris Causa of Rosario National University. Finally, intervention in slums and playgroups were added to the collaboration on research and training issues. Since then, the Foundation has maintained a permanent relationship with the city of Rosario, with its university and with researchers such as Dr. Félix Temporetti or Dr. Facundo Corvalán. Find out more
The first actions of the Foundation in Chile took place in 1997, with the visit of Dr. Ignacio Garoz and José Linaza to the Machupe communities of Lake Budi, in the IX Region. Also on those dates the first relationships with teachers' associations were established through Dr. Nilsa Rain.
The study of Mapuche culture was a requirement in order to understand the traditional games played by Mapuche boys and girls. Find out more
The first activities of the Foundation were carried out in Spain, closely linked to the doctoral program of the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology of the Autonomous University of Madrid. The participation of renowned professors and researchers in this program and the incorporation of students from Latin American countries to it was a specific goal of those last years of the 20th century.
Already in the 21st century, collaboration with the Autonomous University of Madrid and other Spanish universities was proposed in carrying out professional internships for future graduates in cooperation contexts. Spanish university students travel to Chile and Peru to carry out these internships there. And in 2017 the Foundation launched the “MadridJuega” project and organized the first playgroups network in the Madrid. Find out more
The relationship with professors and researchers from different Mexican universities was already established in the 90s of the last century. The advice of the archaeologist Raúl Cabrera Castro (Teotihuacán, Mexico), was decisive in encouraging us to undertake the recovery project of the Inca city of Aypate in the Piuran mountains of northern Peru.
With the National Autonomous University of Chiapas, and with Dr. Martín Plascencia, the first playgroup was established in a Tojolabal community in Mexico.
More recently, during the covid-19 pandemic, Mexican boys and girls have begun to participate in activities organized from Peru by volunteers from the playgroups networks. Find out more
The Foundation has developed most of its activities in Peru in the last decade. Since 2010, it promotes professional internships for different university degrees. Initially with students from the Autonomous University of Madrid and other Spanish universities, but they have also been joined by volunteers from various universities in Piura. The organization of the network of toy libraries in Piura was based on a previous experience of the NGO Ñarihualá and the University of Barcelona. Its profound effect on the well-being and learning of hundreds of boys and girls became the model for organizing other networks in Ayacucho, Loreto and Lima.
In collaboration with the National University of Piura and the Autonomous University of Madrid, it carried out an applied and interdisciplinary research project, whose objective was the sustainable development of the Sierra de Ayabaca, in Piura. Part of this project proposed the recovery and enhancement of the Inca city of Aypate, today incorporated into the Quapañac (Inca Trail) and recognized as a World Heritage Site. Find out more