The Parentes Foundation is dedicated to promoting educational, scientific and cultural projects that contribute to the training of young people. With the backing of the prestigious PROEDUCA Group, it is supporting more than 50 educational institutions around the world. The support provided ranges from advice and training in various aspects, to the complete management of the institution and the option of being part of the Parentes International Educational Network as its own or associated centre.
Parentes has signed several agreements with Catholic Institutions to manage their schools. These agreements have been made with the express desire to give continuity to the style and charisma of each school, with the hope that it will fulfil the mission for which it was born.
The Parentes Foundation was created in 2019 with the aim of contributing to a model of society that can offer equal opportunities for all. To this end, it has an International Educational Network. The Foundation pursues aims of general interest of an educational, scientific and cultural nature, with the aim of contributing to the training of children and young people; as well as promoting initiatives of a social nature and cooperation for development, aimed at solving the lack of basic resources to subsist and the difficulty of access to adequate basic health care.
Consultancy and advice in educational management
The Parentes Foundation, faithful to its founding principles, allocates each year through its International Educational Network, a budget item in order to support the different educational institutions that request it. The strategic consultancy for each centre is adapted to its needs, always taking into account the local context in which it is inserted and those aspects related to the viability or improvement of its educational project. To request this collaboration, the centre must fill in the following questionnaire. Once completed, send it by e-mail to email@example.com.
Application for assistance
Once the grant has been approved, the school and the Parentes Education Network work together on the following steps:
Provide a feasibility diagnosis as a first step.
Develop an action plan with concrete actions and measures.
Quantify the financial needs for assistance.
In those cases in which the aid is approved, a collaboration agreement will be signed with the centre. This agreement will set out the commitments made by both parties and a representative will be appointed in each case for the different tasks to be undertaken.
Follow established actions and measures.
Study of business plans.
Study of the situation of the teaching and non-teaching staff.
Study of training plans for pupils, teachers, managers and families.
Institutional communication study.
Study of student promotion actions.
Institutional set-up study.
Technical review of construction projects.
Schools of the Education Network
We work to ensure that the schools in the Education Network are the educational benchmark in each country.
The Parentes Foundation provides specific aid so that no institution loses its capacity to influence its environment, nor the quality of its educational proposal.
At the Parentes Foundation we are convinced of the transformative power of education and for this reason we have been promoting various training projects with different contents and formats over the last few years.
Most of our courses are aimed at better training teachers and school managers. In other words, to train trainers better. In this way, we aim to achieve a multiplier effect and, by improving the training of teachers, we contribute to improving the quality of education received by pupils.
Our most successful training project is the Online Course on Good Teaching Practice. However, we also offer other similar courses in educational management or character education.
Online Course on Good Teaching Practices
This is a comprehensive online course taught by experienced teachers from schools with a long track record. Throughout the course, in one-hour sessions, they share with participants their best practices in various areas of the teaching profession: how to teach a class, the rights and obligations of students, academic planning, dealing with families, tutoring and counselling students, assessment methods, etc.
Through case studies, quizzes and assignments, participants gain insight into how to be a better teacher and get practical ideas to apply in their schools.
The format of the course is as follows:
- 21 online sessions (synchronous)
- 6 months duration (February-July)
- CANVAS educational platform
- Weekly assignments and tests
- End-of-course work
The course is fully funded by the Parentes Foundation and is therefore free of charge. In addition, through the existing agreement with the UNIR, participants who successfully complete the course receive a degree from the UNIR.
Education and Management Course
> Religious Congregation of Jesus Mary (Pakistan)
Leadership course for parents
Curso IFFD (International Federation of Family Development)
Good Practices for Teachers Course
> Condoray (Peru)
> Los Pinos (Ecuador)
> Arrayanes (Ecuador)
> Delta (Ecuador)
> Jacarandá (Ecuador)
> Montepiedra (Ecuador)
> Álamos (Ecuador)
> Torremar (Ecuador)
> Apde Entrevalles (Guatemala)
> Apde Campoalegre (Guatemala)
> Junkabal (Guatemala)
> Apde El Roble (Guatemala)
> Apde Solalto (Guatemala)
> Kinal (Guatemala)
> Instituto Taular (Honduras)
> Instituto Madero (Argentina)
> Ivory Coast
It is possible to manage an educational centre successfully. Often the secret lies in knowing how to standardise the school’s processes and thus, by gaining efficiency, being able to allocate more resources to the heart of the business, which is educational quality.
We help you to efficiently manage your educational centre
The Parentes Foundation has an educational network of schools in several countries. This experience in the corporate management of educational centres has helped us to identify those processes that guarantee good management. These processes cover all areas of management that the management of an educational centre has to deal with. Some of these processes are:
Governance structure. Mission and functions. Dynamics of meetings.
The educational project:
Ideology. Training in competences. Human formation and values. Cultural and artistic sensitivity.
Budgetary management. Debt and Treasury. Purchases and investments. Collections and non-payments. Discounts and grants.
Cleaning. Canteen. Medical services. Maintenance. School material. Extracurricular services.
Marketing and Communication Management:
Corporate image. Communication actions. Promotion.
Recruitment process. Performance evaluation. Teacher training.