Building alliances with different strategic partners allows ALAS to develop programs of the highest quality. Thanks to these alliances we have implemented successful projects across Latin America. Also, in order to promote the creation of policies that will ensure long lasting impact and sustainability of our initiatives, ALAS has worked directly with the local and national government of each country we work in.
Early Childhood Centers (ECC), Education for Development, was born as a joint project between ALAS, the Government of Buenos Aires and the Spanish International Cooperation Agency for Development (AECID).
For Mexico’s program, a strategic alliance was established between Quintana Roo’s Government, ALAS Foundation and Carulla Foundation. The main objective was to develop and implement an early childhood program for the State of Quintana Roo.
Primero lo Primero (First thing’s first) is a private and public partnership created in 2011 by a group of organizations interested in the development and wellbeing of vulnerable early childhood in Colombia.
At the end of 2013, working sessions were held with potential partners interested in early childhood development in Panama. The aim was to formulate a pilot project to remodel existing ECD infrastructures. To further this proposal a Panamanian delegation traveled to Colombia in 2013 to visit, observe, and experience the “First Thing’s First” program and the Colombian model of an ECD center.
In 2013 ALAS celebrated a strategic alliance with MILLICOM, leading cellphone, internet and television service provider for more than 45 million customers in 14 countries in Latin America and Africa. This partnership will begin with the construction of ECD Centers in GUATEMALA, with a $ 1.7 MILLION USD investment, provided by our new allies and ALAS. TIGO Foundation (co-founded by MILLICOM and Mario López) will locally support the project.