Simón I. Patiño Foundation

Simón I. Patiño Ecoeducational Centre

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Contact Us

Simón I. Patiño Ecoeducational Centre

Calle Suárez de Figueroa
esq. Independencia N° 89
Casilla 1674
Santa Cruz
Tel. :+591-3-3375726
Fax :+591-3-3332345

We inform the public about urgent environmental issues

Opened in 1984, the Simón I. Patiño Ecoeducational Centre is dedicated to promoting respect towards the environment. Our staff do this through educational activities within the Centre and in the city's schools.

Through its specialised library and publications, the Centre raises environmental awareness within Bolivia’s student and scientific communities.

Many of the Centre’s publications, as well as additional information, are available via its website

Our Centres

Santa Cruz de la Sierra is Bolivia’s fastest-growing city and largest economic centre. It is home to many petrochemical and agricultural companies. As the city is located in the country’s tropical lowlands, the Foundation plays a pivotal role in educating the local population and farmers to work with the area’s fragile environment. In addition, we provide a hugely-popular programme of cultural and educational activities.


La Paz & El Alto

The Patiño Foundation carries out a range of cultural, educational and literary activities at its facility in La Paz, Bolivia’s capital city.

In order to address the needs of the rural population that has moved to El Alto, Bolivia’s second-largest city, our Foundation has built a nutrition Centre there that helps over 220 children each year.



The Foundation’s administrative headquarters has been situated in Geneva since 1958. All our student scholarships are administered from here, as are our wider activities across Bolivia. Throughout the year, we host a series of cultural events in Geneva, aimed at promoting youth talent in Switzerland.