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To form better citizens from childhood through innovative educational programs based on the power of play.
To be a global reference in the formation of citizens that play, reflect, propose, and participate in communities where they are valued and perceive themselves as agents of change.
Teamwork, Fair Play, Gender Equality, Tolerance, Respect, Empathy, Responsibility.
We are an international, non-profit organization that uses the power of play to form better citizens from childhood.
E4S Methodology
 

Our programs are designed for children between 6 and 12 years old and for teenagers between 13 and 15 years old. In the United States we operate in public, private, and charter schools, after school programs and summer camps.

 

We train teachers with innovative pedagogical skills and provide guidance throughout our programs to generate an impact that transcends the classroom. Teachers adopt the E4S methodology, experience it with their students and see the transformation in the students’ behavior.

 

During the school year, teachers, parents, and children become aware of global challenges and the important role we all play within our communities in proposing effective solutions to these challenges.

 

Working with creative leaders, strategic partners, and the entire community, we create safe educational spaces where children are able to reach their full potential. Students discover skills that empower them to become agents of social change and respond to global challenges by acting in their local communities.

 

History

 

Our organization was founded in 2007 by Mexican social entrepreneurs Dina Buchbinder and Yizreel Urquijo after their experience with the Ship for World Youth.


They were inspired by an educational program in Canada called Sport in a Box to create Sports for Sharing. Yizreel and Dina were convinced that play is fundamental in forming better citizens from childhood.


Sports for Sharing began operations in three states of Mexico: Chihuahua, Mexico City, and Yucatán.


After three years of benefiting thousands of children, our organization grew to create the program Initiatives for Sharing. Initiatives for Sharing gives students the tools to solve problems they identify in their community.


Because of our programs success in Mexico, Sports for Sharing decided to begin serving students internationally. In 2012, our organization expanded to the United States, and later in Argentina, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic.


With the organization’s growth and desire to stay at the forefront of the education field, we changed our name to Education for Sharing, in 2015 with the same mission of forming better citizens from childhood through innovative programs based on the power of play.


We have also added two new programs: Science for Sharing and Art for Sharing that use the areas of science and art to foster personal development in our students.

AWARDS
 

2009

UVM Prize for Social Development

2009

International Youth Foundation Fellowship

2010

Starbucks Shared Planet Program

2010

Pfizer Convocation Prize for Social Commitment

2010

W.K. Kellog Foundation Grants

2010

Mexico Initiative Finalist

2011

Ashoka Fellowship

2011

INK Fellowship

2011

World Economic Forum Global Shaper

2012

Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Finalist)

2012

Cordes Changemakers - Activating Empathy Award

2012

Mattel Prize for Play

2012

Olympic Values Symposium

2012

Leaders in Action for Education Summit

2013

UBS Visionaris Social Entrepreneurship Awards (Finalist)

2013

American Express Serve2Gether Challenge by Ashoka Changemakers

2014

Australian Aid Grants

2014

Special Convocation for support of organizations of civil society specialized in social prevention of violence and delinquency in Michoacán

2014

8th Solidarity Women Award Finalist “Women leading the Millennium Development Goals”

2015

Indesol - Social Joint Investment Program