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Education Commitment programme (Compromiso Educativo) (2010- )



Date: 2010-
Description: To contribute to consolidate and enrich the matrix of existing educational programmes, so that adolescents and young people with low socio-economic resources and weak links to the formal education system can access and remain in the education system, achieving the completion of basic secondary and higher secondary education.


Target population: Adolescents and young people in secondary education in a situation of vulnerability, with emphasis on those in the 1st year of secondary education.
Area of intervention: Remedial (second-chance) education
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical (adolescents and young people in secondary education in a situation of vulnerability, with emphasis on those in the 1st year of secondary education).


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 a formal (signed) agreement between the recipient and the educational centre and the referents, where each party acquires interconnected commitments and responsibilities, to be fulfilled within a certain period of time in order to define goals and concrete actions in the accompaniment that the programme will carry out in the educational trajectories of the students. Each agreement responds to a particular situation; no two agreements are the same and those who sign them take responsibility for the ongoing work process.


2) Scholarships

Description: Monetary transfers whose main purpose is to serve as a complementary support tool. They are aimed at recipients with the greatest socio-economic difficulties. Students of the educational establishments participating in the Programme who are in the 4th, 5th and 6th year of High School or 1st, 2nd and 3rd year of upper secondary education may apply for the scholarship.


3) Peer Referral

Description: It involves the creation of youth spaces within the Educational Centres, where students in their 5th or 6th year of secondary school and/or university, due to their institutional and/or territorial link with the educational institute, will be able to fulfil the role of peer referents. These young students, from more advanced grades or levels, will promote integration activities and educationally accompany students participating 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
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