Good teachers do not reach the remote places where they are needed the most. According to the National Coordinator of Education for Peace, over 300,000 youth aged 15-24 live in the conflict-affected regions. Of those rural, indigenous and afro-descendant boys and girls, more than half dropped out from primary school; 1 in 5 finished high-school, and 1 in 20 entered some form of higher education. This project will train 130+ educators who will enable 3,900+ youth to learn how to learn.
Self-Organized Learning Environments has proven to be a powerful tool to develop autonomy, curiosity, collaboration, critical thinking, tech fluency and generally, to have fun. In the past 4 years, we have witnessed how these skills enable communities to solve their real-life challenges. With an online course, we will reach many more local educators, quicker and cheaper. This course will motivate them to be 21st-century facilitators by using SOLE to bring their communities together to learn.
We envision a 5 year-long upscale that will reach the 180 municipalities mentioned, by opening and spreading the online course to train 10,000+ educators and local leaders to set up and facilitate SOLEs across the country. This effect will empower 300,000 people, their families, and communities, to be self-reliant and most importantly, to own their future.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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