Every child learns in Uruguay
UNICEF Country Office
Uruguay in Numbers
We are committed to supporting Uruguay to ensure that all children and adolescents have access to quality education. Our work prioritizes children and adolescents with disabilities and adolescents in general, to help them stay in school, improve their learning outcomes, and complete their studies to become active members of society and transition to the world of work.
We promote more innovative education through the incorporation of technology in education, which has gained increased importance since the COVID-19 pandemic.
What do we do?
To achieve these objectives, we work with the government and collaborate with our partners in non-governmental and civil society organizations, as well as with the private sector, in an effort to:
- Develop and expand innovative educational proposals for adolescents at risk of educational disengagement.
- Promote programs to improve secondary education completion rates while focusing on the most vulnerable and excluded groups.
- Accompany the comprehensive transformation of compulsory education curricula through the Reimagining Education initiative.
- Promote adolescents' participation to ensure their voice is heard in adapting learning contents and methodologies.
- Promote more innovative education by promoting the Digital Bridges for Educational Equity project to broaden the scope of Ceibal technologies in education. Also, encourage the replication of the Ceibal experience in other countries in the region.
- Guarantee educational access and continuity, as well as learning achievements among children and adolescents with disabilities, and support the transition from special education to inclusive education.
- Promote accessibility and universal design for learning (UDL) in all educational centers and develop accessible and inclusive school materials.
- Promote educational spaces where children and adolescents can fully develop and are free from all types of discrimination and violence.
- Generate information and knowledge on education in Uruguay, emphasizing the most vulnerable population.