Pa’lante Caribe’s goal is to link 1,000,000 donors who contribute to provide access to high-quality higher education to young people in the Caribbean region.

In 2019, W Radio, the Universidad de los Andes, the Universidad del Norte, the Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar and the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Montería headquarters) come together to strengthen access to quality higher education in the Colombian Caribbean region with the creation of the Pa’lante Caribe program.

In a country like ours, with many inequalities and a lack of opportunities, Pa’lante Caribe believes in the premise that talent is evenly distributed throughout the country, but opportunities are not. Only 1 in 10 young people in this region, between 17 and 21 years old, access an accredited undergraduate program. The national average is 2 out of 10.

This program is committed to inclusion, seeks to generate development in the Caribbean region, contribute to social change in Colombia and strengthen a region in which 1 in 3 people lives in extreme poverty.
Pa’lante Caribe’s goal is to link 1’000,000 donor friends who contribute to provide access to high quality higher education to young people in the Caribbean region, who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need for the expenses associated with their undergraduate studies.

The model brings together the funds raised in donations and the contributions of each of the four universities in the alliance, to finance 98% of the undergraduate enrollment of young people between the ages of 16 and 21. The beneficiaries must be Colombian nationals, come from the Colombian Caribbean region, from strata 1, 2 and 3, from public and private schools, who have presented the Saber 11 Tests.

The Caribbean region comprises, for this alliance, the departments of Atlántico, Bolívar, Cesar, Córdoba, La Guajira, Magdalena, San Andrés and Providencia, Sucre and some municipalities of Urabá (Turbo, Necoclí, San Juan de Urabá, Arboletes, Unguía and Acandí).

What motivates us

We believe that philanthropy opens paths to fulfill dreams, and seeing higher education as a tool for social mobility, as the main engine of development of a country, this program advances a joint effort to obtain donations to generate scholarships for undergraduate at Alliance Universities.

The model of the program is a chain of solidarity. Today, thanks to donors, students can enter quality higher education and, in the future, those who benefit from the Pa’lante Caribe program, when they have graduated and already receive income, will help others to receive the opportunity they had. It is another of our bets: based on trust, solidarity multiplies.

Pa’lante Caribe is a program of inclusion, academic cooperation and student mobility that also aspires to generate academic networks, collaborative research and, with this, have an impact in the country, in the search for a more just and equitable society.

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Los Andes Foundation

The University of the Andes Foundation is a 501c3 organization in the USA that support the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia.

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Reconocimiento como Universidad: Decreto 1297 del 30 de mayo de 1964.
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