Jan 26, 2021

The Pandemic Continues, and so Does our Help!

Our new student Genesis with her mom and sister.
Our new student Genesis with her mom and sister.

This year we are happy to be welcoming 40 new students that will begin Pre-k! This means that 40 children will have the opportunity to create a great future for themselves and their families!

Even though we are not allowed yet to have our students in the schools, our teachers are putting a lot of effort to create worksheets that will actually be useful for them to learn new things.

Our 2 primary schools will only be using worksheets for as long as the restrictions continue, meanwhile our secondary/high school will be using both worksheets and tablets for digital literacy! We are excited about the advances that are taking place within the educational scope at NDG. 

On the other hand, we will continue providing NDG families with food and supplies for as long as we possibly can! We will be giving the first bags of food in the first week of February.  

Jan 26, 2021

A New Goal to be Achieved

Our main goal with this project is creating a base to support our educational program S4S (Skills for Success). This program includes 5 skills that we want to provide to all of our students during the time they are studying at NDG schools. One of these skills or competencies is the correct usage of technological devices. 

During 2020 we noticed that it was becoming harder and harder to give our older students the education we want them to have for they were studying and learning through worksheets. We came up with a new project and a brand new goal: buying tablets for our students.  With this idea we created a micro project here and participated in the Little by Little Campaign during september, but we were not completely satisfied! We decided then to create a new project with the goal of buying 150 tablets, we used that project for Giving Tuesday last year! We have raised close to US$ 10,000 now!

We will be soon buying some of the tablets and teaching our students how to use them for educational purposes!

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Sep 30, 2020

Getting Ready for the New Reality of Education

IT lab before COVID-19 Pandemic
IT lab before COVID-19 Pandemic

The global pandemic sure changed the way education is provided around the world. In Guatemala, schools have not opened yet, making the educational process more challenging.

Niños de Guatemala has been working on education through worksheets that are being handed in to our student's parents every 15 days. However we fear that this system will make our older students feel like education is becoming tedious. We know they learned a lot and had fun when classes were face to face, and also, that to most students, being in the IT lab was one of their favorites activities.

Considering these and other points we have decided to start a new project aiming to improve the "Digital Citizenship" section of our S4S program. With this purpose we created a microproject here on GlobalGiving "Digital Literacy for 25 Guatemalan Students", which we promoted during the Little by Little Campaign.

We have raised 607 USD, plus the matching funds of the LxL campaign. This money will serve us to buy tablets that we will give to our older students so they can have a closer experience with technology, something we believe will be useful for them not only during future educational stages but also once they start working as professionals.

IT Class
IT Class
 
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