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Epsa Foundation*

  • Our Purpose

Escuela transformada de Celsia

Dayana y David are happy with their renovated school in Donmatías, Antioquia.

Fundación Epsa contribute to Colombia social development by strengthening the quality of education in the communities where the organization is operating. To do so, it works on a management model that integrates school improvement in terms of electricity and water, and the strengthening of skills for teaching mathematics, language arts and environmental education.

The foundation also supports the Conecta corporate volunteer program that brings together the employees of Celsia, Grupo Argos, Argos and Odinsa. Based on this business initiative, we inspire, transform and make the communities’ dreams come true by transferring knowledge, executing our reforestation programs and improving educational infrastructure.

*In 2018, alongside the Fundación Grupo Argos and Fundación Cementos Argos, we carried out a process of review, diagnosis and planning of the Argos Business Group's philanthropy strategy, which ended the year with the merger of three of its four foundations (Fundación Grupo Argos, Fundación Cementos Argos ad Fundación Celsia). This will provide greater coverage and impact in the projects and programs to be carried out, as a result of joining efforts in terms of human and financial resources and the management of national and international partnerships for channeling cooperation resources. Through Celsia, in 2019 we will continue delivering our best energy to all the neighboring communities of our projects and power plants, working voluntarily through Fundación Epsa on the lines of action that are part of its Management Model.

 

  • Management Model

 
 
Bearing in mind that receiving a comprehensive, quality education allows people to have greater and better opportunities to be part of society and successfully face the challenges involved, the Foundations' management model is intended to:
 
  • Minimize the health risks for the educational community due to the lack of water and sanitation, or due to electrical hazards.
  • Create conditions for children to stay in school by providing access to electricity, water and sanitation.
  • Encourage the dedication of teachers and school administrators to their goal of educating, by reducing concerns regarding how to address issues related to supplies (electricity and water).
  • Provide the technical conditions required for school cafeterias that will allow access to the government's school feeding programs. 
  • Encourage the construction of a pleasant, decent school environment for the educational community.
  • Support teachers' planning processes in order for them to articulate the different curricular guidelines, basic standards and teaching tools in their classroom proposals.
  • Focus teachers' efforts on developing students' skills, going beyond the level of just learning concepts.
  • Encourage behavioral changes in the educational community regarding the protection of natural resources, with the intention of establishing an environmental culture.
  • Geographical Presence

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  • Our good energy transforms lives

  • Program Description

verde-vivo

Environmental education program to provide installed capacity to the educational community for a sustainable environmental culture in the institutions where it is implemented.


cualif-docente

We strengthen teachers’ skills and the development of logical and mathematical thinking in educational institutions. In partnership with Universidad del Valle


lenguaje

Language Arts program: We provide the theoretical and methodological tools for teachers aimed at strengthening their students’ communicative skills in reading, writing and speaking.

We contribute to the creation of more favorable, healthy and safe teaching environments for learning by making improvements in terms of electricity grids, kitchens, restrooms, cafeterias, ceilings, green areas, installation of water filters and the painting of walls or facades in schools located in the Company's areas of influence.

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  • Important Figures

 

  • Our work team

Board of Directors

  • Ricardo Sierra
  • Santiago Arango 
  • Camilo Abello
  • Ana Mercedes Villegas 

Foundation Leader

  • Luz María Gallo

Projects

  • Diana Marcela Escobar
  • Luz Marina Gómez 
  • Roberto Carlos F. Gómez

Accountant

  • Viviana Marcela García

  • Our Partners

Governor's Offices and Mayor's Offices in our areas of influence - Argos - Asociación de Fundaciones Empresariales - Colegio Cumbre - Colegio José Celestino Mutis - Cooperación Alemana GIZ – Corbanacol- FEDY – Fundaciones: Aurelio Llano -  Argos – Bancolombia – Bavaria – Bolívar Davivienda - Conconcreto- Dividendo por Colombia - Fundación Empresarial para el Desarrollo de Yumbo – EPM – Familia - Fraternidad de Medellín - Gases de Occidente - Grupo Argos - Grupo Bios - Grupo Éxito – Haceb - Mario Santo Domingo – Orbis – Proantioquia – Propal - Saldarriaga Concha - Fundación Social -   Smurfit Cartón de Colombia – Sofía Pérez de Soto - Fundaunibán- Propacifico - Odinsa - y las universidades del Valle y Medellín.