Edúcate Uruguay is a non-profit organization that strengthens the public school system, specifically in rural areas, through a model that generates an affective and effective bond of children to learning.

Founded in 2009, it has demonstrated to be a proven solution to reduce the gap in the access to educational opportunities between rural and urban children.

Cecilia de la Paz

Cecilia de la Paz

Cecilia was born to be on the move. Initially a teacher, she specialized in communications and finally found her mission as an entrepreneur. Her trajectory is a web of circumstances and characters that elapsed in different scenarios, yet tell a single story; the story of a teacher who wanted children to enjoy learning. Her path took a turn when, during a video shoot for UNICEF she met Nicolás, a talented rural boy who in other circumstances, would have had a brilliant future. This experience led her to establish Fundación Edúcate Uruguay so that others like him would not be at a disadvantage by living in the countryside but rather find the courage to build up their full potential.