Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico
Support our Centre for Disable Children in Mexico

Project Report | May 29, 2020
Continuing with education during COVID-19

By Alejandro Vazquez | Community Manager

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Using a phone to engage in school activities

Dear Supporters,

 

Since our last report many things have changed, the world has changed due a pandemic disease, and keeping children safe while continuing with their education has become a challenge and an opportunity, Save the Children in Quintana Roo have adapted their activities to reach the children at their homes. 

 

At the beginning of the year, Save the Children in Quintana Roo ludotecas were working normally with a steady number of children attending to their projects in Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen.

 

The ludotecas have the main objective of reaching children and promote education in important subjects that are not completely covered by the nation educational system, those subjects include, Children's rights, values, arts & crafts, health workshops, etc. GVI volunteers have supported Save the Children ludotecas in Quintana Roo since 2013, preparing and delivering lessons such as English lessons, physical education, environmental awareness and others, depending on volunteer´s interest and experience. 

 

At the end of 2019 a new virus was identified in China, and started to extend to other countries, on February 29th, the first case was confirmed in Mexico, the country kept loose freedom until March 23rd, when the federal government establish a strategy of safe distance among citizens, and part of this strategy included closing public places, like schools, ludotecas, etc.   

 

The area of Quintana Roo was affected hugely as it depends greatly on tourism, most big hotels received cancellations, and affected their finances, for this reason the main sponsor of the Save the Children ludoteca in Puerto Morelos withdraw their donations, jeopardizing the continuing of the ludoteca in this town. Gladly the ludoteca is now temporarily sponsored from other Save the Children funds and staff continue working for the children's welfare in Puerto Morelos. 

 

The GVI Trust sponsored Internet connection and service paid for 12 months to the Ludoteca in Puerto Morelos, it provided other important equipment that are now supporting Save the Children staff in the new strategy to reach children, remote workshops, the so called Virtual Ludoteca.

 

The virtual ludoteca uses Facebook as a platform, Save the Children staff records their workshops and share online for parents and children to participate remotely. 

 

This new reality is challenging Save the Children in Quintana Roo and many other organizations in the region, but it presents a great opportunity to develop remote lessons which has the potential to reach a broader audience, this opportunity, requires not only changing the strategies and operation, but to learn new skills and software to make it work, it comes with new technology requirements that at the moment are lacking. 

 

The GVI Trust is looking to provide Zoom account membership to allow live workshops, Internet service to the other 2 ludotecas in Playa del Carmen and Cancun, and equipment, including web cameras and microphones, to provide adequate material to continue with their educational programs. 

 

We face a new reality and we need to adapt strategies to continue making the difference, technologies and software have a huge potential in education and it is time to use them, with your support we are going to continue educating children and improving their lives. 

 

With Gratitude,

 

Mexico Children

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Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Tyrone Bennett
London , London United Kingdom

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