Chile Program

Support the inclusion of more disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in education, enhance the resilience of communities to respond to rapid environmental change, and strengthen the capability of organizations and groups to participate in decision-making.

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<1%of public school students in Chile are currently achieving advanced levels of digital proficiency

Our approach


Working across the education sector to prepare students for the jobs of the future.

by connecting public and private sectors and creating new partnerships and models that support the inclusion of 21st century skills in the national curriculum.


Promoting citizen voice to build social cohesion

by empowering women to actively participate in social change.

Partners and projects



Promote the teaching of computer science in the Chilean public system to equip students with the skills required to progress in a digital world.

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Coastal Communities Network

By fostering collaboration between organizations that will implement innovative solutions to strengthen community resilience in coastal areas of Chile, the Network aims to catalyze a pathway to sustainable economic development for at least 16 fishing communities along Chile’s coast, through economic opportunity and entrepreneurship alongside solutions to protect, manage and restore critical marine ecosystems.


Digital Education Network

Collaboration across seven local institutions to ensure the continuity of learning during the pandemic and transform the future of Chilean education through technology, innovative tools, addressing socio-emotional skills, and retaining a gender perspective.

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Sustaining successful outcomes

It has been the Foundation's privilege to partner with these organizations for many years on such innovative projects, as they now build on the successful outcomes from their project and continue to amplify their impact.


Nuestra Voz (Our Voice)

Bring greater visibility and awareness to the views and priorities of Chilean women to inform how the country addresses current and future challenges.

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Ayllu Solar

For over six years, our support has enabled local Indigenous communities to harness the power of solar energy and create opportunities for social and economic development. SERC Chile (Solar Energy Research Center) is now taking these proven sustainable models to scale with local organizations and leaders.

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Tiempos de Dialogo (Times of Dialogue)

Responding to the 2019 social crisis in Chile, this initiative developed tools and created spaces to enable dialogue as a peaceful means to approach conflict resolution.

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Sustainable development for 16 fishing communities along Chile’s coast

The livelihoods of more than 140,000 fisherfolk along Chile’s 4,000 miles (~6,000km) coast are dependent upon sustainable fisheries and face an increasing challenge in reconciling conservation with the ability to generate a sustainable livelihood.

95 days ago

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3 Projects empowering women through education

Three evidence-based projects in Chile are helping to close the gender gap with universal, high-quality education and digital training.

268 days ago

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Public school teachers in Chile receive computer science training

More than 130 teachers at public schools across Chile have graduated from a training program designed to boost computer science proficiency in the classroom. With less than 1 per cent of public school students in Chile achieving advanced levels of digital proficiency, Fundación Kodea and BHP Foundation developed a project, IdeoDigital, to train and empower teachers to introduce computer science classes.

305 days ago

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Monitoring pandemic impacts on education in Chile

A new Chilean-wide National Survey of Educational Monitoring is uncovering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on education in Chile.

324 days ago

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