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Fund a teacher and support more than 250 students

by CasaSito Association
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Fund a teacher and support more than 250 students
Fund a teacher and support more than 250 students
Fund a teacher and support more than 250 students

Summary

Remember when life was about the morning bell, who was your favorite teacher and who sat next to you? A good teacher can be the one who inspires you, who supports academic success, and the one who you are still thankful for today. One fundamental piece that is missing in the Guatemalan school system is the quality education of teachers. Most teachers are poorly educated and underpaid and the curricula and teaching methods are outdated.

$30,000
total goal
$25,496
remaining
10
donors
0
monthly donors
11
months

Challenge

The school system does not cultivate basic skills of critical thinking, creating a positive change in their communities. In addition, only few classrooms meet minimum standards for classroom space, teaching materials, and classroom equipment. Another factor contributing to the low quality of teaching is the lack of resources to teach a unified curriculum. Many teachers teach the way they were taught with primary methods of instruction being lecture or having students copy information.

Solution

In order to attack the roots of the low quality of education CasaSito will offer scholarships to teachers of private and public schools who often don't have the necessary funds to finish their academic career. The holistic program covers partial scholarships, personal development workshops and activities directed to the teachers' students that aim to expand academic opportunities, awaken their spirit of critical thinking, leadership, and change.

Long-Term Impact

18 teachers will be more confident and passionate about what they do and have the necessary tools to effectively teach the basic curriculum and public speaking and critical thinking within their classrooms. Approx. 45 students per classroom will benefit from the program. More than 800 students from public and private schools will directly benefit from the program and more than 3,000 students indirectly, each year.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.casasito.org

Organization Information

CasaSito Association

Location: Antigua, Sacatepequez - Guatemala
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Silke Wahl
Antigua, Sacatepequez Guatemala
$4,504 raised of $30,000 goal
 
17 donations
$25,496 to go
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