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Mayor of Medellín with the participants in the delivery of the Educational and Cultural Merit

Photography: Courtesy Carolina Jiménez Fernández

The CES University was awarded the Porfirio Barba Jacob Educational and Cultural Merit, silver category, this recognition was granted for its commitment to improve the environment, quality and relevance in education in the public schools of Medellín through Alliances Con Vos , project of the Mayor's Office of Medellín in agreement with 11 Institutions of Higher Education and 11 private entities.

This project was signed in 2017 as a pilot plan and was done with the objective of sponsoring a public school in Medellín to help improve the academic level of students. The school intervened by the CES University between 2017 and 2019 was the San Lorenzo de Aburrá Educational Institution located in the 3 Manrique Santa Inés commune.

"There were 4 allied entities plus the favored educational institution, where in these two and a half years it was intended to strengthen in some way that the educational institution would benefit in administrative structuring as in the physical plant ," said the psychopedagogue of the Institutional Wellbeing area and Human Development of the CES University, Carolina Jiménez Fernández, representative of the University before the alliance and who received the recognition on behalf of the CES University.

The directors of the institution were trained in leadership and strategic planning, the teachers in assertive communication and from the area of psychopedagogy were educated on teaching and learning processes, so that they can identify learning styles.

“An evaluation is made annually of each institution, needs are prioritized and, in accordance with this, shortcomings are enhanced. The CES University contributed and awarded a scholarship to one of the graduates of the Educational Institution and donated routers for the Internet ”, concluded Jiménez Fernández.

As a result of this project, the students of the San Lorenzo de Aburrá Educational Institution obtained better results in the Saber 11 Tests in 2018.


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