Stay in School!
“The education children receive can help them fully develop their personalities, talents, and abilities; enable them to understand their rights, respect the rights and culture of others, and the differences between others and themselves; at the same time, help them learn to live in harmony with others and help them learn to love and integrate into nature and protect the environment”.
Convention on the Rights of the Child. Article 29
School dropout is a problem that the Guatemalan educational system has not been able to overcome. Encouraging the child to continue in school is imperative to achieve their integral development since a child without motivation will hardly leave the circle of poverty.
Therefore, it is important to recognize that each child is unique and special, and deserves the opportunity to be guided, since derived from recent events, they will have many obstacles
and we must not forget that, regardless of age, returning to the classroom would not be easy for students, because according to UNESCO this can generate in them “fears related to their ability to summarize the learning process” especially for those who have not had access to distance education programs during the period of confinement and have disconnected of their studies and school (ANA OLA, 2020).
What is the plan?
Niños del Lago provides educational tutoring as an extracurricular activity, specifically tailored to support children facing learning challenges. The program focuses on enhancing their logical reasoning and critical thinking skills. Its primary objectives include cultivating a commitment to Staying in School, elevating academic performance, and ensuring the attainment of the academic proficiency required for educational advancement.
How we do it?
Niños del Lago work with local municipalities, public schools, parents, and teachers in order to find those children most in need. We will also reach out to both teachers who are interested in improving their teaching skills and parents by providing a variety of workshops.
“Our goal is to help children who are struggling with math, through a tutoring according to their age and school grade, with the aim of helping them to better understand and enjoy this vitally important subject, as well as develop their mathematical logical thinking.”
“To provide teachers with new teaching methods and tools to improve their teaching skills and thus help their students not only to successfully complete the academic year, but also to do so with productive mathematical logical thinking and efficient reading and comprehension.”
“We will concentrate on those children finding difficulties with their reading and comprehension, not only is the aim to improve the skills needed to pass this subject at the end of the year, but also help the children discover the joy of reading and the fun in critical, creative, and investigative writing.”