Foundation Monsignor Emilio De Brigard
It was created in 1979 with the purpose of supporting and protecting the students, former students, parents, workers and friends of the Gimnasio Moderno, as well as the school itself and its related institutions, similar or friendly, always thinking of social service. With this objective, the foundation has been actively linked to social programs that generate a positive impact for the communities with which it has worked. In its search for the common welfare, the foundation has a medical and dental office open to the public. For 15 years, the efforts and resources raised by the foundation have been concentrated thanks to the generous donations of its benefactors, in support of high-impact social programs in the locality of Ciudad Bolívar, for the community of our sister school, the school Gimnasio Sabio Caldas (IED). The scholarship program for higher studies has been implemented and operates there (more than 50 young people benefited); the articulation program with SENA (“national educational learning service”) also operates there (more than 200 young people benefited) and the nutritional supplement program operates in that locality (more than 200 young people benefited).
Foundation for the Protection and Promotion of Education
It was created in 1995 with the purpose of dedicating its efforts and resources to the improvement of the education and instruction of children and youth. The foundation raises resources that allow it to support the Gimnasio Moderno and its community for the plans and projects for which it does not have the necessary financial resources. The foundation, thanks to the generous donations that it receives, has supported many of the programs that the school has implemented in languages and technological devices, in the construction of the swimming pool, the scholarship and nutrition program of the School Gimnasio Sabio Caldas (IED). Currently the foundation has assumed the payment of the earthquake resistance and integral restoration works that the Gimnasio Moderno has undertaken.
Administration of the school Gimnasio Sabio Caldas (IED)
The Gimnasio Moderno accepted the administration of a public school in Ciudad Bolívar for many reasons, but fundamentally to be part of the solution to the gaps and difficulties that education in Colombia has today, through the contribution of all its experience in the context of public education. At the beginning the idea was also that the students of the school would also have a greater proximity to other realities and would work on common projects for a less indifferent and much more integrated society. The Gimnasio Moderno has always understood that education can be the key to transforming societies.
School Sabio Caldas (IED) represents today one of the best options for the Ciudad Bolívar community and is a meeting place for the community.
More than 800 alumni now have a home to which they return year after year. The children of the former students have begun to enter to this educational institution through a tradition that is just beginning. It is about improving the quality of life of our students and guaranteeing their rights. Educating in active and democratic environments, in addition to building relationships of trust between students and teachers, principals and parents.
As in the Gimnasio Moderno, every effort is made to ensure that each student discovers their passions and talents and he/she is linked in other ways with his/her own contexts, according to the principles of the Active School.
In the future, it seeks to replicate the administration model of the School Gimnasio Sabio Caldas (IED) in other institutions in the city and in the country that requires support for the educational and training processes of Colombian people. An idea that has been expressed in the Statutes of the Foundation Gimnasio Moderno since its inception.
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