What is La Silla Roja?

La Silla Roja is a global citizenship education campaign that works to defend the right to education for the over 260 million children and youth worldwide who are still out of school.

La Silla Roja (or The Red Chair, in English) is a symbol of the right to quality and inclusive education and calls attention to the impact a lack of access to education has on personal and communal development.

This initiative was launched in 2012 by our partner Entreculturas – Fe y Alegría Spain and has since been implemented by Fe y Alegría in several countries throughout Latin America, Europe and Africa.

In 2020 the educational gap this campaign seeks to highlight has only intensified in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Become a part of the movement! We invite you to join us in continuing the struggle for “inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.

We are facing a global education crisis.

Since March 2020 a global pandemic has

exacerbated existing educational inequalities

including limited access to technology

affecting 1.6 billion in over 190 countries.

Get involved!


Make sure you register your school here and send your questions or comments to Mariana Palacios at [email protected]


Share the campaign with your contacts on social media. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #lasillaroja and @magisamericas

Advocate Packet

In 2020, the La Silla Roja is missing one of its legs, representing the difficulties around guaranteeing access to quality and inclusive education in the context of a global pandemic.

Download below the “La Silla Roja 2020: Protecting Education for Sustainable Lives” Advocate Packet and implement this year’s campaign at your school.