In 1974, we created and built the Menorah Technical School (Colegio Menorah) to ensure access to education for disadvantaged Colombian girls and young women. We believe in gender equality and education as a tool to strengthen their role in modern society.
Hand in hand with the local government, we consolidated what would later become the first public-private partnership in education in Colombia. It has been active for more than 40 years and has had a great impact, as Colegio Menorah continues to be a public school.
Menorah Foundation, through its donations, helps maintain its facilities as well as improving the student’s general welfare. Our main goal through our financial aid programs is to provide meals, transportation, uniforms and school supplies to our most needed students. We also provide a cultural environment that enhances our beneficiaries lives through the development of many types of skills. An example of a successful program is the Totto-Menorah sports and cultural schools. It started with 300 students, and currently has more than 1,900 participants.
The Menorah Technical School has managed to stay at the top of the national rankings since it was established. In addition to that, in 1996 the institution formalized a partnership with the SENA (National Education Service) to ensure that our students graduate with training in areas such as accounting or administration in order to expand the scope of their studies and professional careers.
Menorah Technical School Achievements
United Nations Simulation (SIMONU in Spanish)
Thanks to the Menorah Technical School, we have managed to materialize thousands of dreams and guide the destiny of thousands of Colombian women: