Let's Be Ready

Our mission is to prepare at-risk Guatemalan children for the first-grade by establishing preschools (Centers for Stimulation, as they are sometimes called here) and training preschool and first-grade teachers. Our vision is to help break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by reducing the high rate of drop-out and repetition of children in the first-grade. Our goal is to have none of our students fail the first grade.

Let's Be Ready
2722 Geneva Place
Longmont, CO 80503
United States
480-478-2172
http://fredzambroski@hotmail.com

Founder

Fred Zambroski

Board of Directors

nora tun bacajol, fred zambroski, jessica witt

Project Leaders

Fred Zambroski

Mission

Our mission is to prepare at-risk Guatemalan children for the first-grade by establishing preschools (Centers for Stimulation, as they are sometimes called here) and training preschool and first-grade teachers. Our vision is to help break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by reducing the high rate of drop-out and repetition of children in the first-grade. Our goal is to have none of our students fail the first grade.

Programs

1. We find graduated but unemployed teachers and offer to put them to work in their communities as preschool teachers. Our sponsors' donation gives them a stipend each month and provides the classroom materials. They have to find the space to hold the classes and manage all the relationships with parents and leaders in their community. They are social entrepreneurs. 2. We have started to develop a radio based preschool program. Unfortunately in the very rural communities, there are no graduated teachers. We have therefore commissioned a demonstration tape for a radio based preschool program to be facilitated by literate local people in these rural communities. The kids would gather daily in a community building for 2 hours to be helped by the local trained mentors to interact with the characters in the radio program. Kind of like Sesame Street, but on the radio and in groups, not at home.

Statistics on Let's Be Ready

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2010: $25,550
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $25,550
  • Other funding sources: 75%I ndividual donors 25% NGO's
  • Religious Affiliation: None
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