Fe y Alegría

Fe y Alegría is a federation of local organizations which offer educational opportunities to the poorest sectors of society, along with teacher training and educational radio, in 19 countries.[1] From its main office in Bogota, Colombia, Fe y Alegría advances the tradition of Jesuit education under an international board of directors.[2]

Fe y Alegría
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Established1955; 67 years ago (1955)
Coordinates4°37′16″N 74°3′53″W / 4.62111°N 74.06472°W / 4.62111; -74.06472Coordinates: 4°37′16″N 74°3′53″W / 4.62111°N 74.06472°W / 4.62111; -74.06472
Jose Maria Velaz
Agustín Alonso
AffiliationsJesuit, Catholic
US$ 388,962.00 per year[1]
Website(in Spanish) www.feyalegria.org/es


Fe y Alegría was founded in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1955 by José María Vélaz. It spread rapidly in Venezuela, where it encompassed 10,000 students by 1964.[3] By 1966 Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Bolivia, Central America, and Colombia were a part of the network.[4]


  1. ^ a b Harvard.edu Publication. Accessed 17 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Organization. Accessed 17 May 2017". Archived from the original on 18 June 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Ignatian Solidarity". Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  4. ^ "Quiénes Somos | Federación Internacional de Fe y Alegría". www.feyalegria.org. Retrieved 2017-10-19.[better source needed]

Further readingEdit

  • J. Swope and M. Latorre. Comunidades Educativas donde Termina el Asfalto: Escuelas Fe y Alegria en America Latina. Santiago, Chile: CIDE, 1998.
  • L. Alcazar and N. Valdivia. Escuelas Fe y Alegria en el Peru. Lima: Grupo de Analisis para el Desarrollo, 2005.