The Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of primary and secondary education in Colombia and Latin America through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The Foundation is based in Cali, and is inspired by the life of Gabriel Piedrahita, who tragically lost his life in an airplane crash in 1995, at the age of 22. Endowed with a prodigious curiosity, a vibrant intellect, an insatiable hunger for life and an unwavering passion for helping others, Gabriel was a great believer in the unique potential of each individual and in the immense possibilities open to committed individuals and groups to bring about change. Gabriel saw education as the key to creating a juster world, and considered communication, the spread of knowledge and the shared experiences and realities of human beings, to be pillars in the path towards tolerance and peace. Death surprised him when he was only 6 months away from graduating from Harvard and realizing his immediate dream: dedicating some years of his life to teaching at a school in a disadvantaged community. The Foundation is an homage to his fleeting and intense journey through life, as well as a testament of love from his parents, brothers, family members and friends, and others who feel privileged to have shared in his joy, his intelligence, his kindness and his vitality.