Since 2005, Acres of Mercy through its Education Support Program has provided access to education for over 200 children from poverty annually. This project supports teachers and their work . It provides technology support to improve teaching delivery and planning, mental well-being of teachers, provides for staff welfare as well as tools the teachers utilize to improve children's learning outcomes. It also facilitates teacher training, coaching and mentoring for success in their teaching work.
Many children from poverty have a history of poor achievement in school. Teachers working with them also face negative risks associated with poverty. Teachers lack psychosocial and material support to succeed .100% of school teachers lack the support and training to reach and teach children from poverty. 80% of parents/guardians earning less than $2 a day have neither the time nor resources to intervene. Students face the risk of getting stuck in an endless cycle of poverty without intervention.
Provide teachers support and care in a way that delivers quality education at a low cost to needy children and their families; We will do this by paying teachers a competitive salary; provide emotional and mental health support and opportunities to grow in the teaching profession; provide sufficient resources to help in the work of teaching; provide mentoring, coaching and training opportunities so teachers can fully focus on delivering needed interventions to children from poverty/ in need.
Provide quality education to children in need. Enabling them to transition to other levels of education, stemming high drop out rates. Children will have better chances by getting into high school, having successful careers and positively contributing to the growth of the economy. Quality education will provide opportunities for being employed, creating employment; succeeding in building communities that are more socially cohesive, economically vibrant and more responsive in solving its problems
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).