What we do?
Virtual Educational Model
In our Foundation we know well the potential that the children from Central America have and their capacity to transform the future of the region.
For more than ten years we have taken our integral educational model to many central american communities, improving the learning process of boys and girls and collaborating with the development of digital competencies between their families and teachers. We have integrated technology in all of the teaching-learning processes within and outside of schools, proving that children can learn at any moment and place, and even more when they count with modern and pertinent tools.
We don’t´want to leave anyone behind. All children have the right of a good education and that’s the pillar of our commitment. We work so that technology can help us close gaps, to provide more and better opportunities for a good education in less privileged contexts, conscious that distance and natural barriers can play against many people and communities.
That is why we have developed an educational model that guarantees a successful transition from live to virtual, that promotes and articulates teacher competencies for an effective education, considering factors specific to the study plans, pedagogy and technology. Our system is geared towards providing teachers with a non conventional professional development program that maximizes the use of technology with highly effective practices.
-Courses for Companies
We want to collaborate with the professional development of companies in the region, that is why we have designed a catalog of continuing education courses for managers and collaborators from companies from different sectors in themes such as leadership, communication, programming and strategic thinking.
Our team of specialists can be a great ally so that companies can develop abilities and skills in their teams in an effective, entertaining and actual manner.
Download our catalog of courses.
Virtual Campus FZT
We want everyone to learn at any moment and in any place, while having at their disposal the best educational resources and spaces to collaborate and build knowledge. That is why we designed the Virtual Campus FZT, so that the best resources and people can coincide to become the campus where the best can learn.
We create courses that will be available to the program´s teachers, families and the children. We design forums and virtual classrooms where we will facilitate innovative and creative processes that will find concrete solutions to resolve learning problems.
All teachers and families that benefit from our programs and projects will have access to our modern Virtual Campus to find resources such as: e-coaching, virtual workshops, books and articles, webinars, online courses, virtual Community and educational Series.
Great teachers never stop learning and that is something we know very well in our Foundation.
We developed a series of courses and activities that facilitate the professional growth of our team in order to be always at the forefront in technological, educational and leadership themes. Similarly, we promote the development of computational, strategic and humanistic skills in our team to generate pertinent and frugal innovation.
– Faculty Training and Support
51% of 10 year old children in Latin America and the Caribbean cannot read and understand a short text: according to the World Bank they are in an educational crisis. We have always believed that teachers are our principal allies to change this reality and that’s why we dedicate to them a large part of our effort. For many years we have accompanied them closely, in their schools, with mentoring, training resources and professional development tools. Now FZT´s educational model of virtual learning seeks to generate a greater impact on the quality of the processes and the number of beneficiaries. Our virtual educational model seeks to accompany the teacher from the development of a digital fluidity to the methodological dominion of their disciplines and the continual improvement of their important mission.
Families that learn together are families that succeed together, that built a better future for all of its members. We are convinced of this.
From the beginning of our work we have been very conscious of the importance to integrate families to the educational process through an integral digital literacy. Mothers, father and grandmothers have beek key in the growth of our educational model, participating in formative workshops, continually consulting with teachers and consultants from the Foundation to help girls and boys in their school work and in the permanent and significant learning process that can be achieved through a good use of mobile technologies.
We believe that communities learn with children and that knowledge is built in community. We want to form leaders that our communities need and that is why it’s important to integrate different community actors in our projects as an integral part of the educational ecosystem that we impact through the inclusion of technology as a learning tool. The communal educational projects form part of a strategy to generate leadership in students, while soft competencies are developed through teaching-learning processes with an interdisciplinary focus that incorporates the use of technology, with the objective to always solve real needs present in their communities and schools. These are projects that teach how to learn and serve.
Our growth is due in large part due to the work of thousands of volunteers that with great enthusiasm add their knowledge and efforts to improve the education in Central America. In retribution to their commitment we designed a volunteer training program for collaborators geared towards their professional development and thus give back with gratitude their generous contributions. This program incorporates courses on soft skill and design thinking.
– Lafise Training
The Professional Development Program of Grupo Lafise incorporates all of our experience and versatility to guarantee the development of competencies that XXI bankers require. We designed a robust, ambitious and pertinent program to positively impact human talent and the business areas from the Lafise Group that our sisters and principle allies for the development of our projects and programs for the benefit of children. With our technological resources and the good design of our learning resources, we facilitate the formative processes in real time and keep up with the pacing of our collaborators. The PDP seeks to facilitate the learning of methodologies, processes, concepts, skills and competencies that will improve the quality of the services and products that Lafise provides through the development of its people.
Science, technology and the humanities are necessary for the development of a good education. That is why we promote the learning of science and mathematics in all of our interventions.
Technology has always been a great ally of our work. Computers and robots have been with us for more than 10 years as tools that facilitate collaborative and significant learning in different contexts. We use the sciences, technology, mathematics, engineering and art.
The STEAM approach attempts to achieve integrity and transversality in the learning process to make them more significant and easy to adapt to the contexts from where the students come from, facilitating the resolution of problems, the development of projects, collaboration and innovation.
Not only do we promote the development of skills related to science, engineering, mathematics or technology in schools, we also take these ideas to the homes, communities and other places such as our Innovation Center.
We develop workshops, competencies and events where we promote the use of programming and robotics for learning and the solution of real problems in real contexts. Children, young adults and teachers have participated in our training and STEAM promoted projects with great success, innovative spirit and entrepreneurship.
According to the World Bank (2018) the indicator of poverty in education for children less than 10 years in countries with low to medium incomes is 53%. This data is very similar in Latin America (51%) and although it´s less than the world´s average, it’s not very far from it, thus alerting to take measures; not taking action will put the countries´ future in jeopardy.
We guarantee the impact and quality of our actions with data. Our team of experts researches, designs and implements robust strategies to monitor and evaluate the work that we do in distinct educational contexts, whether it´s with children or adults, in a live or virtual setting.
Since a long time ago we evaluate all of our formative actions in order to be responsible, while attempting to achieve the greatest efficacy, efficiency and transparency.
We have successfully evaluated processes of long duration financed by international cooperation agencies, as well as national and regional interventions from technological educational programs in formal and non formal settings. By the same token, we have been consequent and rigorous in the evaluation of teacher training and follow-up programs to improve the development of managerial skills in the educational centers where we work.
The experience and the knowledge of our monitoring and evaluation team allows us to offer high quality services that companies and organizations can also use to measure the impact of their projects and find evidence of strengths and opportunities for improvement.
In the last years we have worked with businesses of international prestige in various countries in the region and we continue in constant training and research to always offer the best services, in accordance with the latest tendencies for evaluation and its international standards.
We have incorporated a sustainable approach to all of our actions, from the ones related to educational aspects to the maintenance of our technological equipment, with the objective of being responsible in the use of the resources in order to maximize a positive impact and their benefits. Related with technology we believe that teachers, families and children are also our allies to increase the useful life of the technological equipment that we use in our operation. They learn about the maintenance of the computers in a way that allows them to disarm, repair and assemble the devices without risk nor problems. They do it always with a great spirit for learning and collaboration.
With the educational approach, we develop local capacities in all of the areas that we work. Our educational consultants help teachers from the countries where we work to also become trainers of other teachers, to become agents of change that can impact in a positive way their communities and educational circuits, generating innovation, sharing resources, good practices and experiences.
Gratitude and responsibility are in our DNA. Every dollar that goes into the Zamora Teran Foundation is used with great responsibility to maximize its impact and benefits in favor of children in the region. We promote healthy communication with our donors and a strict management of the resources that are confided to us.
Finally, volunteering has been a truly important to us. The mutual relationship with the volunteers has been key to the growth of our Foundation. Through the years we have happily received the support of thousands of volunteers that each year join the cause of a more inclusive education with quality for the children of Central America. Students, professionals, collaborators from companies and families of the benefitted children have come to work shoulder to shoulder with the team from the Zamora Teran Foundation in the development of multiple activities that guarantee the sustainability and efficiency of our operation.