InteRed

InteRed is a non-governmental development organization founded in 1992 by the Teresian Association. Its main aim is to create, from the core of civil society, a wide network of Exchange and Solidarity between different social groups, peoples and cultures. The mission of InteRed is to help transform the preseent socio-economic reality and fight poverty, social differences and exclusion by using socio-educational processes, from a Human Rights approach and a Gender approach.

InteRed is an organization acredited by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID) and has, consequently, undergone and passed a process of evaluation consisting of 65 criteria of quality and quantity, concerning its experience in cooperation and its financial accountability.

InteRed works in Africa, Asia and Latin America on more than one hundred issues every year such as: basic education development, formation and training of indigenous people, adults-mainly women-, rural communities and disadvantaged children. For the recognition and exercise of the Rigth to an equity inclusive education, that encourages a wide development of the individual and teaches children, young people and adults the skills and competences that life demands.

Inside the organization and in our work with our local partners, who are essential due to their knowledge of their own local contex, we promote the values of participation, co-responsibility, mutual trust and team work.

In Spain, in the area of Education for Development, we in the Formal Education capacitating both teachers and students in schools and universities; in Non Formal Education we also organize courses for trainers, we promote national and international volunteers and organize awareness campaigns to encourage a global resposible, critic and commited citizenship to fight for a better world: fair, equalitarian and respectful with a responsible, critic and committed attitude.

InteRed is through delegations and committes in 12 autonomic communities, 28 Spanish cities and 6 countries abroad: United Kingdom, Bolivia, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Peru and the Philipines. We work with 74 local organizations from Southern countries and we belong to 4 national associations of NGDOs (Spain, United Kingdom, Bolivia and Dominican Republic) and 12 autonomic associations.

We are helped by our volunteers, members, donors and public and private enterprises that cooperate with InteRed to achieve human development while respecting the dignity, identity and culture of each people.

Our main Areas:

  • International Cooperation
  • Education for Development
  • National and International Volunteering

Areas of intervention in international Coooperation:

  • Basic education, Training
  • Gender and Development
  • Governance, citizens´ participation, empowerment of civil organizations
  • children´s rights.

Beneficiaries:

Teachers, primary and secondary schoolchildren, university students; indigenous people; rural communities; disadvantaged children and young people; adults, especially women; community leaders; farmers.

Geografical areas:

  • Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.
  • Africa:Cameroun, Ecuatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Asia: India and the Philippines.
  • Europe: Spain and the United Kingdom.

History of InteRed

InteRed is a NGDO that appeared in 1992, created by the Teresian Association. The organization entered the field of International Cooperation and NGOs with the clear aim of enforcing the socio-educational approach inherent to the mission of the Institución Teresian Association.

Pedro Poveda (1874-1936), a Spanish priest canonized in 2003, discovered in Guadix (Granada) the strong relationship between human promotion and education. This certitude became a driving factor in any socio-educational activity inspired by Father Poveda´s ideas. Examples include trying to build more human societies, improving the welfare of the impoverished, promoting human rights and gender equality, forming social agents. These are some of the basic references that considered in all our projects.

InteRed is based on those principles: the first projects approved by the Board in 1993 were, among others: Human Rights and Education in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Rural Development in Malaybalay (Philippines); Popular Education for Women in Cochabamba (Bolivia); Labour Training in La Calera (Chile); In all these projects InteRed´s focus on educational development, gender approach and human rights approach was clearly emphasized.

InteRed, a network of Exchange and Solidarity, has spread abroad through a series of delegations. In Spain the first offices to open, in 1996, were those of Andalucía, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalunya, Euskadi y Galicia; Valencia and Aragón joined in 1997, Castilla-León in 2000 and finally, we have InteRed in Madrid.

The First Strategic Plan 2002-2006 focused on Education for Development, trying to get a larger and more diversified number of local members and giving great importance to the evaluation of the projects.

The Second Strategic Plan 2007-2011 reinforced the identity of the organization and its aims: education with a special emphasis on human rights and gender approach.

In 2007 we were granted the acreditation of the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development. This meant a support and backing for our work and the quality of our actions. This qualification was revised and renewed in 2010.

The itinerary we have followed since the beginning has been paved with patience, care and hope in the growth of InteRed. However, our greatest wish has always been to be able to create among people a strong commitment with solidarity that may help change this world, which is often so unfair.

InteRed is a non-governmental development organization founded in 1992 by the Teresian Association. Its main aim is to create, from the core of civil society, a wide network of Exchange and Solidarity between different social groups, peoples and cultures. The mission of InteRed is to help transform the preseent socio-economic reality and fight poverty, social differences and exclusion by using socio-educational processes, from a Human Rights approach and a Gender approach.

InteRed is an organization acredited by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID) and has, consequently, undergone and passed a process of evaluation consisting of 65 criteria of quality and quantity, concerning its experience in cooperation and its financial accountability.

InteRed works in Africa, Asia and Latin America on more than one hundred issues every year such as: basic education development, formation and training of indigenous people, adults-mainly women-, rural communities and disadvantaged children. For the recognition and exercise of the Rigth to an equity inclusive education, that encourages a wide development of the individual and teaches children, young people and adults the skills and competences that life demands.

Inside the organization and in our work with our local partners, who are essential due to their knowledge of their own local contex, we promote the values of participation, co-responsibility, mutual trust and team work.

In Spain, in the area of Education for Development, we in the Formal Education capacitating both teachers and students in schools and universities; in Non Formal Education we also organize courses for trainers, we promote national and international volunteers and organize awareness campaigns to encourage a global resposible, critic and commited citizenship to fight for a better world: fair, equalitarian and respectful with a responsible, critic and committed attitude.

InteRed is through delegations and committes in 12 autonomic communities, 28 Spanish cities and 6 countries abroad: United Kingdom, Bolivia, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Peru and the Philipines. We work with 74 local organizations from Southern countries and we belong to 4 national associations of NGDOs (Spain, United Kingdom, Bolivia and Dominican Republic) and 12 autonomic associations.

We are helped by our volunteers, members, donors and public and private enterprises that cooperate with InteRed to achieve human development while respecting the dignity, identity and culture of each people.