Lutheran School, in La Paz-Bolivia, 28 anniversary
Updated: Jun 18, 2020
The Lutheran School in El Alto, La Paz; Bolivia celebrated its 28th anniversary on May 2. The Lutheran School was created by the Bolivian Evangelical Lutheran Church on May 2nd, 1991.
Education by Lutheran churches has a long tradition in Latin America.
In 1920 the first Lutheran school in South America was inaugurated. Many years later, in 1991, was instituted the Lutheran School, in La Paz, Bolivia
The contribution of Protestantism and Lutheranism in education has been and is relevant in promoting principles such as the obligation of governments to solve public education, the inclusion of women, the importance of trades, the of citizens´ and parent’s responsibility to the education of children.
Luther understood education as the necessary process to train citizens so that they can discern about good governance and citizenship.
Several centuries later in Bolivia, the Lutheran College in El Alto continues to comply with those principles of the Reformation promoted by Martin Luther.