Quality Education for Migrant Children of Colombia

 
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$387,972
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Quality Education for Migrant Children of Colombia

Quality Education for Migrant Children of Colombia
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Panoramic of Altos de Cazucá

Panoramic of Altos de Cazucá
Altos de Cazucá is an extremely poor commune of 14 neighborhoods in the municipality of Soacha, with the highest concetration of migrant and refugee population, displaced by Colombia’s armed conflict. It is characterized for its high levels of over crowdedness, the absence or precarious delivery of public services and persistent violence, due to unending seige between the guerrilla and paramilitary forces that live in and control the neighborhoods and jeopardize the security of its inhabitants. (view small | med | large | orig)

Children and youth of Altos de Cazucá

Children and  youth of Altos de Cazucá
Altos de Cazucá reports high levels of mobility, extreme poverty and great vulnerability among its inhabitants; coverage and quality of education is precarious and does not attend the real needs of migrant, excluded children and youth. (view small | med | large | orig)

Collaborative, group work

Collaborative, group work
Through the promotion of active, participatory and cooperative learning, in our Escuela Nueva Learnign Circles we generate social and human capital. (view small | med | large | orig)

Engaged, solidary students

Engaged, solidary students
In our project we enable students, teachers and the community to build its own social capital and reinforce the habits of cooperative and democratic behaviors—the foundations of a sustainable civil society. (view small | med | large | orig)

Active, curious students

Active, curious students
Observations by assessors corroborate that children feel more secure, confident and better able to learn within the effective environment of the learning circles; “they learn to dialogue, solve conflicts peacefully, cooperate and respect one another, become responsible and develop a feeling of belonging.” (view small | med | large | orig)

Confident, resposnible student

Confident, resposnible student
The Catholic University of Chile found an 18.5% improvement in self-esteem for children in learning circles. (May 2004: 76% normal, 24% low; Nov 2004: 94.5% normal, 5.5% low) (view small | med | large | orig)

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Project Leader

Vicky Colbert de Arboleda

Executive Director Escuela Nueva Foundation
Bogota, D.C., Cundinamarca Colombia

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