Piecitos Colorados

Our Development Cooperation program benefits more than 5,300 students in seven Latin American countries

Origin and Motivation

Our project has a very special origin that dates back to 2006, when a group of employees from Argentina learned about the difficult situation of some rural schools in the country. Centers with serious deficiencies in their infrastructure and basic services (without water or toilets), located in isolated areas and whose students had to walk for miles to attend class. His feet - through his old shoes - were stained with the red dirt of the road, so his teachers called them affectionately "little red feet".

The local support to these schools constituted the germ of this porgamra of integral character that the Prosegur Foundation professionalized and extended to the rest of the countries of Latin America where our company operates. Prosegur's own employees - involved in the project - became direct witnesses of the improvements.

With the rehabilitation of the schools and basic services, the application of nutritional programs, the educational improvement and the sensitization of the families, Piecitos Colorados seeks to combat school drop-out, as well as to promote the development of the communities where it is implemented.

Our Schools

Intervention phases

New infrastructure

New infrastructure

We improve or rebuild the infrastructures in order to achieve a suitable environment for educational development and optimal hygienic-sanitary conditions.

Nutritional training

Nutritional training

We promote healthy habits through training and the best use of the resources of their environment, with the advice of the NGO Nutrition Without Borders.

Educational improvement

Educational improvement

Without interfering with official study plans, we support the renewal of teaching tools and teaching materials, facilitating access to new technologies.

Promotion of sport

Promotion of sport

We promote the practice of sports in order to enhance the physical development of students, as well as educate in the values ​​of teamwork, effort and healthy competitiveness.

Social Impact

Drop in school absenteeism

Drop in school absenteeism

And increased participation of families in educational activities.

The toilet conditions improve

The toilet conditions improve

With basic services renewed, along with access to water and electricity,which in turn has a positive effect on the children’s health.

Development of their communities

Development of their communities

By means of literacy and handcraft workshops for adults, becoming veritable “multi-purpose centres” (where families carry out productive activities) or sharing their computer rooms with members from the area as a whole.

Teachers are more motivated

Teachers are more motivated

Given they now find themselves in optimum work conditions.

Concentrating more on their studies

Concentrating more on their studies

Thus improving their school performance. In some cases, this has enabled the introduction of sports and cultural training, which seeks pupils spending more time at the institution and making the most of their potential.

Tool for progress

Tool for progress

Greater appreciation of education as a tool for progress, duly boosted by the Talent Grants for those children who can continue their studies (university/vocational training) and become professionals and later go on to serve their community.