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.

Evelyn Aixalá

Evelyn Aixalá

Evelyn Aixalá was born in Barcelona but has lived in Uruguay since 2010. She holds a Master’s degree in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and is an expert in Reading Animation from the National University of Distance Education (UNED). She is currently the coordinator of the National Reading Plan of Uruguay. Additionally, she is a professor at the Universidad ORT Uruguay and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). She has worked in Edúcate since 2017 as a consultant of reading research within the program “Leer es un Viaje”.

Reading and writing are not only her work themes but also her two hobbies

since she was a child, so in addition to working to spread the desire to read, she is also the author of several children’s and not-so-childish stories published in Uruguay and Spain. She also carries out her own project “¿Y si leemos?” by offering workshops and advice to institutions interested in promoting reading.