Smile Education Foundation (SEF) is a 501 (c) (3) private, non-profit, organization created which the main objective to aid children who live in conditions of extreme poverty. We focus on their education, because we believe education holds the key for successful individuals and communities.

Thanks to your support we have reached some incredible milestones:


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Smile Education Foundation

We enhance underprivileged children´s academic and human
development by promoting & supporting leadership opportunities

Sponsor a project or a child and make a difference now

Get Involved

There are many great ways for you to get involved, explore the possibilities.

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Get Involved

Nutriendo Mentes & Cuerpos

Providing nutritional meals to children in need

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Nutriendo Mentes & Cuerpos

Educational Programs

Learn more about our Educational Programs

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Educational Programs

Jennifer Mantilla

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Jennifer Mantilla

We are a non-profit on a mission to bring education to those in need.
Thank to you we have made a world of difference in the lives of many children and communities.

100% Model

100% Model

Caring volunteers perform 100% of the work we do in SEF. This ensures that more of your donations go where is needed in the field.

Transparency

Transparency

We prove every education project we build using photos and reports.

Local Partners

Local Partners

We work with strong local partners on the ground so develop and maintain education projects.

Learn why we
focus on Education.

Access to education transforms lives. Dollar per dollar investing in education, has the better return on investment possible. Education changes lives because it:

Reduces Poverty

Increases Income

Makes People Healthier

Saves Children's Lives

Boost Economic Growth

Fosters Peace

Blog

Articles and news related to our activities of the foundation

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Jardin, Antioquia

Jardin, Antioquia

Starting in 2012, Smile Education Foundation began a program in Jardin, Antioquia.  A lot was ...

Testimonies

Learn what some people are saying about SEF.

  • Edwin Amaya

    SEF Founder

    "“I created SEF with the hope to help few children in need, however it has turned into something greater. As an organization we have been privileged to have met great people who truly care about our mission, and inspired others to do the same! This is my additional full time job and I love it.”"

    Carey McCachern

    Summer Intern

    "“Working for SEF here in Colombia gives me the opportunity to meet new people, learn a new language, immerse myself in a new culture, and travel to remote places all while contributing to community. While I have the opportunity to impact the lives of countless people, they have just as great of an impact on my life”"

  • Jose Santos

    Corporate partner

    "“Education at early age is the way to have a better tomorrow for these kids and their families and that's what Smile Education is giving to the the community.”"

    Carolina Chavez

    Volunteer

    "“This time last year I was fully immersed in SEF. Honestly, if I could I would be interning again this summer. My internship experience with Smile Education Foundation is really special to me. The greatest part was seeing the students' and teachers' faces light up when they talked about how the resources and programs we provided had improved their educational process. I hope that more people look into interning for SEF, it is truly an experience of a lifetime.”"

  • Julia Riffle

    Colombia summer intern

    "“To be volunteering with SEF is such a privilege, as it is an opportunity to give back, travel to beautiful locations, and explore a rich culture. Not only do we get the chance to work with extremely intelligent students and learn from them, but as SEF interns, we have the opportunity to practice the language and create the experience we want. This is a programme I would recommend to anybody!”"

    Jennifer Mantilla

    Sponsored student

    "“Since the moment I started my english classes I have been very happy because it's an honor for me to have the opportunity learn another language. I’m forever grateful for this amazing opportunity, what a dream!""

  • Jonathan Velasco

    Volunteer

    "“I enjoy being a volunteer because every time that I see the smile of a kid who received things to study in a easy and didactic way, makes me feel proud and I have the great feeling that I'm helping to improve the future of Colombia and our world”"