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The SLC21 Program

The SLC21 Program, Smart Learning Centers for the 21st century Program

The SLC21 Program was initialy formulated by EDASY in conjunction with the OEI, Organization of Ibero-American States for education, science and culture.

Today, SLC21 is a large program of Development Education that is articulated in 3 contexts that cover different sectors of society:

  • SLC21 Primary School
  • SLC21 Secondary School
  • SLC21 Women (as civil society leaders)

SLC21 School is a comprehensive program of informal and extracurricular education that seeks to support public schools (Primary and Secondary School), in rural or urban contexts, in preparing children and young people for the social, professional and cultural challenges of the 21st century.

The program operates mainly in three areas:

  • Contribute to the achievement of the SDGs
  • Develop 21st century competencies (creativity and innovation, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and 7 more)
  • Reinforce fundamental skills (literacy, basic science, quantitative reasoning)

But it also clearly contributes to:

  • Promote equal access to quality education
  • Promote higher education
  • Orient professionally in an experiential way
  • Offer professional training in different areas (humanities, engineering, administration)
  • And, according to the level of equipment of the institution, develop knowledge in ICT (management of technologies, software for professional use, etc.)

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SLC21 School

Between September and Dicember 2018, the SLC21 School program was applied at La Buitrera Educational Institution, Santiago de Cali, Colombia, where tenth graders from 3 campuses in rural, semi-rural and urban areas had the opportunity to access the program.

The laboratory lasted 3 months

SLC21 School

In September 2019, the SLC21 School program will be applied at La Buitrera Educational Institution, Santiago de Cali, Colombia, where tenth graders from a rural area will have the opportunity to access the program.

The proyect will last 3 months

SLC21 School

In 2020, the SLC21 School program will be applied in the Sergente Foundation, Santiago de Cali, Colombia, where fourth grade children, from urban area, will have the opportunity to access the program.

This intervention will last 8 months


SLC21 Women (as Civil Society Leaders)

SLC21 Women is a comprehensive program of informal and extracurricular education that seeks to support the preparation of Women in leading the overcome of the social, professional and cultural challenges of the 21st century at a local scale.

The program operates in three areas:

  • Contribute to the achievement of the SDGs
  • Develop 21st century competencies
  • Strengthen basic knowledge in many fields

For more information, please contact us!

SLC21 Women

In 2020, the SLC21 Women program will be applied in the Buitrera village, Santiago de Cali, Colombia, where women from the peri-urban and rural areas will have the opportunity to access the program.

SLC21 Women

In 2020, the SLC21 Women program will be applied at the Sergente Foundation, Santiago de Cali, Colombia, where women from the urban area will have the opportunity to access the program.