missioners after the civil war
Herminio Almendros in 1934 when he was inspector of Primary Education in Barcelona

After the war, the educational model developed in the Second Spanish Republic was exported to Latin America. Missionaries like Cristobal Simancas in Colombia and Herminio Almendros in Cuba encouraged similar initiatives. In July 1945, the first educational missions were launched in Uruguay, organized by college students and led by professors at the Escuela Normal in Montevideo, and other professionals. The origin of these new missions was a lecture given at that school by María Luisa Navarro de Luzuriaga, and the support from the Dieste brothers.