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Education Commitment programme (Compromiso Educativo) (2010- )



Date: 2010-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: Contribute to consolidate and enrich the existing educational programmes, so that adolescents and young people, from low socioeconomic strata and weakly linked to the formal education system, can access and remain in the education system, managing to complete basic and upper secondary education


Target population: Adolescents and young people of secondary education under social and educational vulnerability, emphasising on those who study 1st. year.
Area of intervention: Remedial (second-chance) education
Geographic scale: Nationwide
Targeting method: Categorical (adolescents and young people of secondary education under social and educational vulnerability, emphasising on those who study 1st. year).


Legal framework:
Responsible organization(s): National Board of Public Education
Executing organization(s): National Board of Public Education, Central Board of Directors (CODICEN), Education Training Councils (CFE), Secondary Education Councils (CES), Vocational Technical Education Councils (CETP); the Institute of Children and Adolescents of Uruguay (INAU); Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC); Ministry of Social Development (MIDES), National Institute of Youth (INJU); University of the Republic (through the Learning Support Programme)
Source of funding: Government of Uruguay

1) Education Agreement

Description: It implies the execution of a formal agreement (signed) between the recipient and the educational centre and the referents; each party acquires shared commitments and responsibilities to be fulfilled within a certain period in order to define concrete goals and actions in the accompaniment of students. Each agreement responds to a particular situation (the agreements are different) and the signatories take responsibility in the process.


2) Scholarships

Description: Monetary transfers which their purpose is to serve as a complementary support tool. The scholarships are addressed to the recipients with greater socioeconomic difficulties. Applicants may apply for the scholarship of the educational establishments participating in the Programme in case they are enrolled in 4th, 5th and 6th of Basic Education or 1st, 2nd and 3rd of Secondary Education.


3) Peer Referral

Description: It supposes the generation of places for youth within the Educational Centres, where 5th or 6th grade and/or university students, thanks to their institutional and/or territorial relation with the educational institute, can fulfil the role of peer referents. These young students, from advanced grades or levels, will promote integration activities and accompany the students who participate in the programme in their learning process, thus complementing the work of teachers.


Miradas. A cuatro aƱos de compromiso educativo.

Author: Compromiso Educativo
Date: 2014
Publication info:
Link: See Webpage
Topic: General information




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