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Aprender y Crecer is a program dedicated to supporting public education in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is a program of Price Philanthropies, a private nonprofit foundation established by the founders of PriceSmart.

The mission of Aprender y Crecer is to provide educational materials to public schools students in order to inspire teachers and parents to improve their children’s educational experience.

Given the great necessity that exists in public schools in the region when it comes to supplies and materials, Aprender y Crecer donates a package of school supplies to each student at the participating schools. The principals and teachers also receive a package of materials to support their work, and each school receives a package of cleaning and hygiene products. In addition, Aprender y Crecer donates valuable collections of children’s literature, sports equipment, and educational puzzles and games that all enrich the learning process.

Aprender y Crecer began in 2006 and currently benefits 63,800 students and over 3,100 teachers in 143 schools in 8 countries: Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and the Dominican Republic.

Click here to see the latest version of Conexiones, the newsletter of Aprender y Crecer. For more information visit or the Aprender y Crecer Facebook page.