Dearest friends and donors,
Here at EDUCA we want to share our profound appreciation for the donations that have kept this project running and these children in school. We thank and recognize the effort each and every one of our donators has made; thanks to all of you we are almost reaching our goal of $41,000 USD.
At this point in the “Ethics, Empathy, and Wisdom” program our first cohort of teachers has attended and completed the training required to launch off our third phase of the program, at the end of September. Using as a base the core concepts taught to our kids during the first two phases, which include the ability to become a self-observer and develop loving kindness, we will begin phase three. Phase three has as its objective to teach the children how to integrate this newly learned concept of loving kindness into their everyday experiences.
One strategy used to get these lessons through to the kids is to create spaces in which the child is able to apply the attitudes and abilities being taught in the classroom. For example, during training teachers practiced using an ecological simulator in which the kids are given an imaginative ecosystem, which they must inhabit for 30 virtual years. They are given specific conditions, they must coexist and protect Mother Nature, and at the end of the 30 years they must return the ecosystem as close to the conditions that it was given to them. During this exercise every day or session is the equivalent to five virtual years. The children in this program are evidently learning and practicing social and environmental responsibility, lessons that are in much need in our ever-changing society in which environmental degradation and consumer individualism pervade human action.
Your support is what makes this early education program possible for these children, help us raise the remaining $5,199 USD so that we can begin to implement this amazing program in more marginalized schools throughout Mexico.
We greatly appreciate your support!