CEPP is a Non-Profit Organization that strives to contribute to the improvement of quality of education as a factor that lifts the welfare of people and their professional performance, encourages participation in a democratic society, and achieves sustainable development.


CEPP is one of the most solid and experienced organizations in Ecuador. We work every day in order to fulfill Ecuador's population demands for better education which ultimately leads to social empowerment, environmental conservation and community development.


Institutional Background

CEPP was founded in 1979 in Quito, Ecuador by 13 college graduates who had a common goal: To create better opportunities for the most vulnerable sectors of society.

The organization is legally registered within Ecuador's Ministry of Social and Economic Inclusion. Since its creation, CEPP has implemented and sponsored a large number of social development projects with emphasis on education and professional training.

After almost 40 years, CEPP has evolved into a modern NPO with offices in Ecuador and USA, whose members still share the original goal: To create better opportunities for the majority of people in Ecuador.


In order to carry on the projects and activities of the organization, CEPP has articulated over the years a multidisciplinary pool of experts who collaborate with us and specialized in such fields as life sciences, social studies and education.

CEPP is always looking to expand its network with the purpose of achieving common goals and better results. We work with many institutions including non-governmental organizations, international agencies and government entities.

Finally, CEPP has established good relationships with local companies, due to the high quality standards fulfilled during the completion of many contracts, delivering excellent products as part of our consulting services provided to this sector.

Memberships & Academic affiliations
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • IUCN Education and Communication Commission
  • Social Contract for Education-Ecuador
  • Academic link with the "Reading, writing and critical thinking" project (RWCT)
  • Link to the International Reading Association (IRA)


1979 - 1990

CEPP´s work during this first decade was focused on developing non-formal educational programs for many different sectors of the Ecuadorian society. During this time the organization studied and developed projects with rural and indigenous communities of the Andean region and rural organizations in the Pacific coast; CEPP also leaded a formal education program for local artisans nationwide.


This was a decade of exceptional specialization in teaching and andragogic approaches applied to formal and non-formal educational programs. CEPP developed regular, distance and virtual pedagogies focusing on personal growth, development of reading & writing skills, and critical thinking. Other important endeavors carried on during this time, were the training of educators and the creation of modern educational tools such as interactive courses for the IUCN’s Global Environmental Citizenship Project.


In this decade, CEPP made important contributions to Ecuador's education public policies focused on youth and adult beneficiaries. The organization gained expertise in curriculum design; the production of materials for distance learning focused on K12 education. During this time CEPP collaborated and worked very closely with Ecuador's Ministry of Education.


During this period of time, CEPP became actively involved in the creation of many educational programs focused on promoting sustainable development and nature conservation with projects such as Aula Verde, the conservation school “SEC-INEFAN”, the Afro Ecuadorian Politics Academy and many others.

Cepp Team

Our Partners


USA: Center for Education and Professional Promotion Incorporated. 501(c)(3) Tax exempt organization. Mailing Address: 1732 1st Ave. New York, NY 10128.


ECUADOR: Centro de Educación y Promoción Social y Profesional CEPP. Resolución MIES 1234.221.4 Dirección: Manrique Lara E14-393 e Illanes. Edif. Monet D2. Quito.