Education  Peru Project #44242

Quality education for Peruvian Amazonian Children

by EnsenaPeru
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Quality education for Peruvian Amazonian Children
Quality education for Peruvian Amazonian Children
Quality education for Peruvian Amazonian Children
Quality education for Peruvian Amazonian Children
Quality education for Peruvian Amazonian Children
Quality education for Peruvian Amazonian Children
Quality education for Peruvian Amazonian Children
Quality education for Peruvian Amazonian Children
Quality education for Peruvian Amazonian Children
Quality education for Peruvian Amazonian Children
Quality education for Peruvian Amazonian Children
Quality education for Peruvian Amazonian Children
Quality education for Peruvian Amazonian Children
Quality education for Peruvian Amazonian Children
Quality education for Peruvian Amazonian Children
Kristtel and one of her students
Kristtel and one of her students

Learning doesn't stop! In these first months of the year, we witnessed that many students around the country continued to join their schools, with big expectations and great enthusiasm. Teachers, in all corners and with the challenges they face daily, continued to work hard to reach all their students. Parents became even more committed to their children's education, supporting them and being allies in their learning process.

As part of this great network of allies joining forces in favor of quality education, Enseña Perú Professionals (PEP), are agents of change that join as teachers in those schools where they are needed the most. Our PEPs provide schools and communities with innovation and new ways of approaching education, while promoting academic learnings and soft skills in thousands of students throughout Peru. From the field, Kristtel Masgo tells us what the return to schools is like after two years of virtual education:

  • "Hello! My name is Kristtel and I am currently working at the Virgen Asunta school, in Chachapoyas - Amazonas. I am an English teacher for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade of primary school. This return to school is very exciting for me, face-to-face classes allow me to connect with my students, get to know them, fully understand their concerns and work together to meet the needs of each one. Seeing each other face to face, listening to their doubts, awakening their curiosity to learn and continuing to motivate us along the way is something that we greatly value in this return to school. Seeing each other in person and been able to share a classroom is something very valuable not only to consolidate academic results but also to promote the well-being of students."

 

Just like Kristtel, hundreds of PEPs and their students are living the experience of meeting again in the classrooms. Thank you for making it possible, by supporting our project we can continue to provide the education that Amazonas students deserve. An education that puts the student at the center and encourages them to develop their full potential.

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"When we save energy we show that we are brilliant
"When we save energy we show that we are brilliant

 

Renata - one of our fellows - is a 4th grade elementary school teacher in Chachapoyas, Amazonas. As part of the planning of her classes and expected outcomes, Renata aimed to develop environmental awareness in her students.

One day a student proposed a great idea: to make posters telling people why they should not pollute. Another student added "what if we also clean the river?", and then another said, "what if we do a talk to raise awareness about pollution?". The students began to share various ideas in class and their teacher noticed the great interest in the topic.

It is from that moment that "Heroines of the planet" was born, a group created by the students to spread environmental awareness in their community. They have created their own logo, posters with recycled materials, videos to raise awareness and are planning different actions to spread the message of environmental care during this year.

 This is the kind of education that students in Amazonas deserve, an education that allows them to develop their agency and critical thinking to take initiative with creative solutions such as those proposed by "Heroines of the planet". On International Day of Education, we want to say thank you for being part of this movement for education and making possible more stories like this!

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Letter examples
Letter examples

Teachers from the community Tupac 1 (Amazonas) and from La Zanja community (Cajamarca),together with their students, through the exchange of letters, were able to share the experiences and typical customs of their own communities, sharing their day to day, the work and the traditional festivals of the town.

Thinking about different experience he could bring to their students, Javier, fellow from Enseña Perú’s Leadership Program and a teacher at the “Agro Industrial Jose Gabriel Condorcanqui”school (Amazonas) spoke with Camila, also a fellow, who is working as a teacher in the school 101148 La Zanja (Cajamarca) and together they created a learning experience in which their students had the opportunity to exchange knowledge of the crops of their owns communities. The initial idea was that students could have a video call through the Zoom platform, however the weak access to connectivity, characteristic of Imaza, the area where the Javier’s students live, invited them to identify and explore new ways of communicating.

At the end they worked through sending letters, the experience lasted a few weeks in which the students wrote about what crops they had, shared information about the care they have to take into account and exchanged advice.

In Amazonas,the students were surprised by the idea that someone in another region wanted to know about the crops of the jungle and also, they were curious to know about the crops of places they did not know. They were able to exchange their vision of the land and also realize the similarities in their beliefs despite living in a different context than the Cajamarca students, in addition, they ended up motivated to investigate and explain a common theme for them and their families that in the majority are farmers.

The students were able to develop the following competencies: in the area of science and technology,they developed competency 20 of the national curriculum: investigates using scientific methods tobuild knowledge and competency 21: explains the physical world based on knowledge about living beings;matter and energy;biodiversity, earth and universe.


After the activity, both Javier and Camila, realized that the main learnings of their students were: how the climate and height are predominant factors to determine the plants that existin a certain place and that there are plants and ways of growing them different from those that exist in their own community.In addition, the teachers were able to verify that collective learning of students in times of pandemic and social isolation is possible thanks to connectivity and innovative and motivating experiences for students.

Working together can generate great learning.

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Leydi's projects
Leydi's projects

Leydi  is a 10th grade high school student at I.E. José Gabriel Condorcanqui school in Imaza, Amazonas. In class, Leydi had to explain how the proper use of solid waste could contribute to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. She handed in her first work and her teacher Javier  (Enseña Peru’s Fellow)  gave her the following feedback: “Leydi, your proposal to reduce pollution and thus focus in reaching development goal # 15 is very powerful, because you indicate what to do and what not to do. I leave you a question: what can we do to make your ideas known to the community? "

First, she replied that posters could be made, but due to the pandemic they could not distribute them. Then, while exploring it  with her teacher, they came up with the idea of elaborating a reflection on the subject and that it could be included on the school’s Facebook page. Leydi shared the final version of her work in order to motivate her other classmates and the community.

With this activity, Leydi could develop her skills to communicate and inspire her community to do  things that would impact in a better environmental education.

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School activities in 2020
School activities in 2020

 Last year was quite atypical, full of new challenges, uncertainty in the day to day in the different aspects of our lives, and in the lives of thousands of students who went from attending Monday to Friday to studying in their schools to take their classes at home, whether on television, radio, telephone or internet.

Amazonas, is a region that belongs to the Peruvian jungle, is among the 18 regions most affected by COVID19, where 47% of students cannot access the ‘Learning at Home’ program (a strategy implemented by the Ministry of Education) because they have no access to the internet, radio or television. Through our Leadership Program, a group of our fellows become teachers in schools in Amazonas.

At Enseña Perú we adapted so the education and learning of students does not stop. Our fellows  prepared themselves and adapted in order to reach their students through video calls or phone calls, In addition, they carried out strategies such as weekly call schedules, generating a common purpose between mothers and fathers, children and themselves as teachers. Moreover, activities like feedback to mothers and fathers to monitor their children's learning and motivate them at home, and the creation of audiovisual didactic material have been possible thanks to the commitment and donations of people like you. 

During 2020 we have managed to develop all these activities and work with more than 300 students in 4 secondary schools in Amazonas.

We hope to count on you in 2021 to continue promoting a leadership movement for a transcendent education for all students in Peru.

If you would like to know more about our work, please contact us, we will be happy to talk, get to know you more and build a better future together!

Thank you very much again, have a great start of the month.

Staff Enseña Peru.

School classes in 2020
School classes in 2020
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