Pechiches: Interculturality & reading proficiency

by Fundacion por la Educacion Multidimensional-FEM Vetted since 2017

Summary

Pechiches is an ethnic-based educational project that develops an intimate relationship between children and literature. These books are about their local stories and culture. We also aim to empower public school teachers in Cartagena, while fighting for ethnic inequality. We will enhance the reading skills of children who come from impoverished areas and attend public schools with little resources. After a successful pilot with these books, we want them in every library of Cartagena.

$25,000
total goal
$24,407
remaining
4
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

There is a huge gap between public and private education in Colombia. The inequality is atrocious. It's necessary to build a multicultural community. There is poor access to engaging, interesting and fun learning activities for children from impoverished areas. Public school teachers do not have the tools or resources to provide these kids with the kind of cultural education they need. This makes it difficult to teach the rich and fascinating history of the place where these children come from.

Solution

This project will improve the teachers' ability to educate & enlighten the children in 100% of Cartagena's public schools by promoting reading and the willingness to learn. Essentially, we will provide these children with the knowledge of their rich heritage & their cultural diversity. It is so important to teach these children not to be ashamed of their Afro heritage. And for them to fully embrace diversity & understand their deep and dynamic roots. We will also train teachers and librarians.

Long-Term Impact

The long-term impact will be empowering for these children and educators. With this type of education and knowledge, these children will be able to grow up not only to be proud of their heritage, but will be able to educate others. This type of education benefits everyone here in Colombia. Essentially, these children can be proud of their heritage and pass on the culturally rich traditions of their ancestors. In addition, they will respect and understand other cultures.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.femcolombia.org
Want to know more about us?
Want to follow us?
Support our responsible tourism project
Stay with us in Cartagena to support FEM

Organization Information

Fundacion por la Educacion Multidimensional-FEM

Location: Bogota - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.femcolombia.org
Project Leader:
Maria del Pilar Mejia Echeverri
Cartagena, Bolivar Colombia
$593 raised of $25,000 goal
 
4 donations
$24,407 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate
Add Project to Favorites
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.