Our vision is bold.

We believe that the world’s greatest philanthropists, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, venture capitalists, and influencers can create an organization that will change the way early childhood education is implemented in Colombia.



  • Mercedes Fernandez – Executive Director, First Step Big Step
  • Maria Clara Osorio – Policy Advisory Unit, United Nations Children’s Fund: Vice-Chairman
  • German Fernandez – President, BDP Co. US Inc.: Treasurer
  • Roberto Silva – Ex Chairman, Smurfit Kappa Carton de Colombia Latin America
  • Christian Murrle – Managing Director, Pan American Capital Partners
  • Jairo Salcedo – DMD, MMSc, Palm Beach Prosthodontics
  • Gilberto Ordoñez – General Manager, Wood Group: Chairman


Our objective is to continue supporting the replication and expansion efforts of sustainable high-impact early childhood development centers throughout Colombia.

Advisory Council

  • Johanna Vetter: Chief Brand and Development Officer, Feeding America
  • Jaqueline Arroyo: Co Founder, FSBS
  • Marcela Shine – CEO, Scientificly, Inc.
  • Emily Vargas Baron: Founder, RISE Institute
  • Enrique Arbelaez: Founder, XL Alliance
  • Genevieve Maquinay Deseglise: President and Co-founder, Caring for Colombia
  • Theresa Berkery: ECD Teacher, St Thomas Moore
  • Adriana Vergara: Independant Art Curator
  • Lindsay Leal: Dean, Taft School
  • Claudia Robledo: Founder, CREA Management
  • Eder Holguin: CEO, Holguin Digital
  • William Romero: VP, AXA Advisors


Together we can make a difference!

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