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Collaborative Strategies for Education in Latin America

September 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Creciendo Juntos, Delivery Associates, the International Education Funders Group, the Tinker Foundation, and the Age of Learning Foundation, cordially invite you to hear and share a largely unheard story.

Join us at the Bryant Park Hotel to discuss innovative approaches and solutions that are addressing specific challenges in Latin American education.

As a contributor to education transformation, your voice can help create new pathways to change.


Workshop Theme:

The story of education transformation in Latin America, over the last decade, remains largely unheard. Embark on an informative workshop journey, with us, to explore a decade of dynamic progress and persistent challenges in education across the continent.

Progress: Latin American countries have experienced notable progress through government effort, civil sector initiatives, and collaborative philanthropic intervention. Advancements have focused on (i) reducing learning poverty; (ii) bridging divides through technology innovation; (iii) localizing curricula to foster inclusivity; and (iv) elevating instructional quality through teacher support and development.

Challenges: Despite progress, significant gaps persist. Access to quality education remains uneven, and prolonged pandemic school closures intensified disparities. Limited infrastructure and connectivity hinder the full potential of technology. Teacher development opportunities are not yet universal. Recognition and welcoming of linguistic and cultural diversity, and inclusivity for persons with a disability, are still stretch goals.

This workshop summons us to recognize both achievements and remaining gaps, catalyzing a collective drive towards equitable, holistic education that harnesses Latin America’s potential and shapes a brighter future for the continent’s children.



Workshop Agenda:

Introduction and Setting the Tone

Join us for an immersive, multidisciplinary, and multinational navigation of collaborative innovation and systems change in Latin America.

Session 1: A decade of Progress and Challenges

Opening Presentation

Unveil a decade of transformative strides and persistent challenges in Latin America. Discover how the synergy of finance, philanthropy, innovation, and collaboration has reshaped learning landscapes, and how much further the journey needs to go to make good on education delivery promises.

Session 2: Grassroots Organizations in Guatemala and Honduras

Presentation and Facilitated Discussion

Explore the role of grassroots organizations in reshaping education in Guatemala and Honduras. Examine philanthropic strategies that center on scaling and strengthening grassroots initiatives, to amplifying their reach and effectiveness.

Short Break

Session 3: Bilingualism in Costa Rica

Panel Discussion and Interactive Exercise

Unpack Costa Rica’s pioneering approaches, which are leveraging philanthropic support and innovative methodologies, to establish bilingualism and foundational numeracy as the bedrock of education delivery and the anchor of economic growth.

Session 4: Catalyzing Education Systems Change in Brazil

Presentation and Guided Activity

Understand the tapestry of complexity and opportunity in Brazil’s efforts to transform education. Identify how philanthropy and innovation are driving systemic change. Brainstorm strategies that merge global insights with creative local ideas to drive sustainable change.

Reflection and Commitment to Action

Facilitated Reflection and Call to Collaborate 

Reflect on insights and takeaways from the workshop’s discussions.

Feedback and Closing

Final thoughts and thanks.


Dress code: Business casual

Dietary Needs: Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or special requirements.

Your presence is more than an attendance—it’s a contribution to shaping the future.

We look forward to seeing you at this compelling event.



The Co-Hosts:


Creciendo Juntos is a collaborative platform that promotes and guides actions of social investment in education and health, seeking the welfare of the people in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Delivery Associates helps governments and social impact organizations turn ambitious goals into everyday reality for people all over the world.

The International Education Funders Group (IEFG) is a member-led learning and collaborating network for foundations, donor-advised funds, and other private grantmakers.

The Tinker Foundation promotes the development of an equitable, sustainable, and productive society in Latin America. Tinker realizes its mission by providing funding to organizations working to address the region’s most pressing challenges.

The Age of Learning Foundation is working to fundamentally transform education in low- and lower-middle-income-countries. The foundation partners with education ministries, schools, and other stakeholders to help children master what they learn.




September 20
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Age of Learning Foundation
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Bryant Park Hotel
40 W 40th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
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+1 212-869-0100
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