Getting to know Jonathan - one of our students at Magical Classroom, Guatemala.
Jonathan joined our program in 2019 when he was aged just three years and seven months. He lives in the area of Sololá in Guatemala. Jonathan was a very inquisitive child, but found difficulty carrying out activities using his motor skills and this led to significant frustration when he could not do what he wanted to. However, during his first year with us, Jonathan gradually developed his motor skills, made many friends, and got involved in activities without the shyness that he had previously showed. Similarly, as time in the classroom advanced, so did his abilities in school presentations and dances.
Jonathan began 2020 with a great deal of positivity and enjoyed many new experiences. Even though the Covid pandemic posed numerous challenges in terms of education, our teacher, Rosario, visited Jonathan on a daily basis to continue supporting him, his education and making sure he was reaching his full potential. He was now carrying out more activities with images and letter, and when he had turned just four years of age, he participated in a storytelling competition at municipal level, and he finished in fourth place. It was truly a marvellous experience for Jonathan.
In 2021, Jonathan turned five and he was proving unstoppable. He helped his classmates practise and revise the alphabet because he knew all of the letters, and he helped his friends in their school tasks once he had completed his own. He got to know all of the books which were in the classroom including all the names of the different authors. He also learnt mathematics skills such as addition and subtraction.
This year, 2022, at the age of six, Jonathan started attending the local state school. He can now depend on a strong educational base which will allow him to develop his learning, and achieve further success in the future.
We certainly wish all the very best to Jonathan, who’s certainly a very loving, responsible and cheerful young man.
At Magical Classroom, we hope to support many children such as Jonathan, so please join us and be part of this change.
Click on this link to watch the video about Jonathan: https://youtu.be/6RYi0Q_wZEE
Magical Classroom / Aula Mágica Guatemala