The program EDUCAMBIO (education for change) responds to the need for high qualilty initial education for poor children. Research shows that starting early has a powerful and lasting impact on a child's intellectual development. 300 children per year benefit from our program in municipal markets in San Salvador. In 2013, Honduras Min.of Educ.invited us to provide EDUCAMBIO training. We also provide scholarships to deserving poor youth eager to complete their education or go to university.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
El Salvador and Hoduras majorities living in poverty have scarce access not only to health and nutrition but to quality education. By the time, they start school at age 6 many have not seen a book Children start formal education with cognitive, affective and social disadvantages that hinder their schooling. Their academic disadvantage reproduces their underprivileged condition.Seeking funds to grant scholarship to deserving poor youth unable to gain entry in public institution (no space).
How will this project solve this problem?
The goal of the project is to give the children of the poor the opportunity to develop their potential to create a more equal and just society. Our experience demonstrates that children who attended our initial and pre-school program perform better academically, are more independent, self-assured, exercise self-control. We provide training and supervision, establishing early childhood education centers for the poor. Funding will allow granting scholarships for deserving poor youth
Potential Long Term Impact
As EDUCAMBIO grows, 300 additional children will benefit annually and 30 more teachers trained. A more educated nation will attract investment and jobs. Bridging the gap between the poor and children of privilege will provide a safer, more equitable, just society. Starting early not only promotes children's intellectual development, it increases productivity. With older youngsters, having opportunity to attend university will allow them to "become someone" and exit from poverty.
Total Funding Received to Date: $6,168
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,168 . The original project funding goal was $12,500.