Seeds Plan: Sowing a future for our young people

By Mónica Rebolledo – Ventas Molinos I live in Bogotá and a few days ago I had the wonderful opportunity to receive Willinton and Iván, two young high-school students, into my home. Willinton studies at our ITAF in El Tambo, Cauca. Along with 38 other young people, Willinton and Ivan won a scholarship to participate […]

International bear day

21st February is the International Day for the Protection of the World’s Bears. Therefore, the entire educational community of ITAF El Tambo, together with other local educational institutions and the entities that give life to the conservation initiative for the conservation of the Andean bear, “Conservemos la vida”, celebrated this day with a programme full […]

We inaugurate a new headquarters in Popayán

In December 2017 we moved to the new headquarters. This agreeable space provides a degree of comfort to carry out our work, as well as a greater integration between the Forestry Division and the SK Foundation. With this investment, for the welfare of our collaborators and interest groups that visit us (beneficiaries of social programs, […]

“Súmate” Volunteering 2017

The 2017 volunteer day revolved around the embellishment, painting and adaptation of a school where 117 children study. The school is located in the Tenjo township, in Palmira (Valle), where the Forestry Division manages forest plantations. 1,500 m² were attended to,  by 219 volunteers, between employees of Smurfit Kappa, its Foundation, Colombates and relatives. We […]

Green nose day 2017

Every year, the Green Nose Day gets bigger, to become an unforgettable experience for the whole family; where children and adults can enjoy and experience circus activities. The resources obtained from this event serve to strengthen the educational offering and early childhood comprehensive care that El Caracolí delivers to the children of Yumbo and other […]

ITAF students know Smurfit Kappa

The grade 11 students of the ITAF (Calima Darién, El Tambo and Cajibío) toured the operation in Yumbo and learned from the expertise of the collaborators of the Forestry Division, the SK Foundation, the Wood Treatment Plant, Pulpapel, Mill 4, Packaging Factory and the Experience Centre. These visits allow students to know the Company that […]

Environmental fair in Yumbo

The Smurfit Kappa Foundation took recreational activities to 1,250 children and adolescents of the Gabriel García Márquez school. The objective was to let them see how paper is made and also how the Foundation works to help achieve a better quality of life for their community. The framework for this activity was the Environmental Fair […]

El Caracolí received a visit from the Minister of Finance and the National Director of the ICBF, in recognition of the importance of the programmes dedicated to early childhood

El Caracolí recibió visita del Ministro de Hacienda

On 12th April 12, the El Caracolí Child Development Center was visited by Finance Minister, Mauricio Cárdenas, and the ICBF National Director, Karen Abudinen. This was to,  recognise the importance of early childhood programs in our country, and to see how they can be executed with the resources available to the State to improve comprehensive […]

We “move” for education

Education is one of the pillars of the sustainability management of the SK Group and the Foundation. We have a lot to share on this subject, thanks to the work and learning built up over the years at ITAF schools, the Early Childhood Development Centre , El Caracolí, and the continuous education programme for youth […]