Fundación Grupo Sancor Seguros, the Foundation arm of ICMIF member the Sancor Seguros Group (Argentina) and the UNESCO Office in Montevideo have signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen cooperative education in schools in Latin America.
Having recognised the mutual interest in joint actions to promote cooperative education in Latin America, the Fundación Grupo Sancor Seguros and the UNESCO Office in Montevideo (UNESCO’s Regional Office of Sciences for Latin America and the Caribbean) have put together a cooperation agreement for the period 2021- 2023 which is aimed at jointly developing initiatives that continue to strengthen cooperative education in schools in Argentina and other countries in the region.
The UNESCO Montevideo Office will support Fundación Grupo Sancor Seguros in strengthening the exchange of knowledge and experiences with educational centres in Argentina and neighbouring countries interested in cooperative education, promoting specific training on the subject, while the Foundation will be an important ally of UNESCO in the development of its mandate in the region.
With this new relationship, both entities will continue to generate valuable and worthwhile relationships to consolidate the cooperative education model in schools in the region and reach more and more students and young people with the tools that the Cooperative Education proposal provides to promote an education for social coexistence, solidarity, entrepreneurship and the exercise of participatory democracy.
The UNESCO Office in Montevideo was established shortly after the birth of the UNESCO organisation at a global level, under the name of the UNESCO Centre for Scientific Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was the first UNESCO centre for scientific cooperation in the world.