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Coschool develops character skills in youth and teachers in Colombia.

Coschool

Bogotá, Colombia
Coschool is a B Corp founded in 2014 by English and Colombian teachers that are part of the Teach for All network. We have developed innovative programs to tackle the skills gap facing Colombian youth growing up in a post-conflict era: such as Colead (programs for students), and Cotrain (teacher training). In 2019 we received funds from Gates & Templeton foundation to scale up and measure our work
Introduction

Coschool - building the best methodologies in SEL for Latin America

“Doing the Edumocion movil course was a great chance to improve as a teacher, I was able to incorporate many new routines into my classroom practice which made me (and my students) happier. ”

Daniel Martinez, teacher, Uraba, part of pilot program of Edumocion Movil

Why we do it?

First and foremost, we are educators. We believe that the education system needs to change. At Coschool, we are particularly obsessed with figuring out the answer to this question: "How might we develop the character skills/life skills of young people in Colombia and Latin America?". We all know by now that young people need to develop these skills, but there are few examples of successful methodologies or models of how to do so.  

How we do it?

Since 2014 we have been working with schools across the country on several types of project that aim to support schools, teachers, and students to develop skills such as self-awareness, empathy, determination, and decision making in youth. We are organising our approach in our own model, called Edumoción. We run programs called Colead, Campco, and Cotrain to implement the methodology in a variety of formats. 

We focus our work increasingly on teachers and school leaders and recently (late 2018) won major grants from Gates Foundation and Templeton Foundation to build scalable initiatives in this area.  

We are focussed on measuring our work and proving what works (and what doesn't) so that we can start to help Governments in Colombia and Latin America make better investments in social & emotional learning. We have worked with 100 + schools, in 10+ regions of the country, impacting over 15,000 students and 2,500 teachers. 

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Innovation Overview
ALL
Target Group
15 000
Children/Users
1
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2014
Established
For-profit
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We are learning that: - Character education/SEL needs to be lead by adults in schools through modelling, instruction, and planning. - Focus investment on CE/SEL on head teachers and teachers - In person interventions are most effective but not very scalable; we are exploring blended approache
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"Edumoción Móvil"-Be part of the transformation
Nuquí es mágico y sostenible. CoSchool en el departamento del Chocó, Colombia en 2015
¿Qué pasa cuando empoderamos jóvenes para liderar cambios en la Guajira?
Coschool en NTN24- 16 de DICIEMBRE 2018
COVLOG 7: ¡UN GRAN PROYECTO ARRANCA EN URABÁ!

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