ProFuturo

Education is the most powerful tool for reducing inequality and building the foundations for sustainable growth around the world. ProFuturo, the initiative promoted by Fundación Telefónica and "la Caixa" Banking Foundation to bring digital education to boys and girls in vulnerable areas, has already benefited around 5.8 million boys and girls in 23 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

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ProFuturo’s educational proposal incorporates technology, educational content, and learning/teaching methodologies for teaching staff and students, with the goal of transforming the education of boys and girls. In addition, this project aims to welcome and encourage the participation of other companies and institutions in the education sector, and it aspires to create a large international network of centres that teach, learn and share knowledge in order to achieve better education worldwide through a joint effort.

A Key Project for the Progress of Society

ProFuturo aims to help ten million children by 2020. It was set up in July 2016 and in September of that year it was presented on the world stage at the interreligious encounter “Thirst for Peace: Religions and Cultures in Dialogue”, which brought together 3,000 people in the Italian city of Assisi.

Subjects including peace, inequality and the challenges society is currently facing were discussed before an audience of heads and representatives of Christian Churches, Ecclesiastical Communities and other religions. In this context, Fundación Telefónica Chairman, César Alierta, took the opportunity to explain the goals and challenges of ProFuturo to the largest religious congregation in the world.

Since then, the project has gone from strength to strength. Last year, César Alierta, after being appointed UN Global Advisor on Digital Education and Sustainable Development, presented ProFuturo to the UN, and later, to the G20 Conference on Africa, held in Berlin. In addition, ProFuturo has signed agreements with SDG Fund, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Fund, and with the Organization of American States (OAS) to promote the project in Latin America and the Caribbean.


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Since its creation in 2016, ProFuturo has reached schools in very different communities. Lebanon, the Philippines, Angola, Tanzania, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala and Peru are some of the countries in which the project has now been implemented. By the end of 2017, about 5.8 million boys and girls from 23 countries had been helped by ProFuturo.

ProFuturo has a clear goal: education. And with this objective in mind, the ProFuturo Race, a sporting event to raise funds for the project, has been held for three consecutive years. In addition, in September 2017, employees from both promoter companies had the first ProFuturo volunteer experience, in which they contributed to the implementation of the project in two schools in Nicaragua and Peru.

ProFuturo’s goal is to promote equal opportunities through quality education of a uniform standard using digital tools. For every deployment, ProFuturo signs agreements with the most relevant agents from the public, private and third sectors in the fields of Education and International Cooperation.
ProFuturo is flourishing within a proven and successful model through different initiatives such as Proniño or Aulas Fundación Telefónica. These initiatives have been implemented in every country in Latin America where the company is present, having trained nearly 30,000 teachers, and having had an impact on 610,000 children from more than one thousand schools. Now it is joining forces with “la Caixa” Banking Foundation, which has been working in the field of education for more than a decade.
ProFuturo is the continuation and consolidation of the historical commitment that Telefónica and la Caixa have made with education through technology and innovation as the means for social transformation.


Nearly three out of five children in Africa are not online,
compared to one out of 25 in Europe


ProFuturo’s goal is to promote equal opportunities through quality education of a uniform standard using digital tools. For every deployment, ProFuturo signs agreements with the most relevant agents from the public, private and third sectors in the fields of Education and International Cooperation.
ProFuturo is flourishing within a proven and successful model through different initiatives such as Proniño or Aulas Fundación Telefónica.

These initiatives have been implemented in every country in Latin America where the company is present, having trained nearly 30,000 teachers, and having had an impact on 610,000 children from more than one thousand schools. Now it is joining forces with ‘la Caixa’ Banking Foundation, which has been working in the field of education for more than a decade.
ProFuturo is the continuation and consolidation of the historical commitment that Telefónica and la Caixa have made with education through technology and innovation as the means for social transformation.