Less than 30% of sixth-graders in the heart of Latin America can understand a paragraph in the newspaper.
And it’s no wonder. Teacher-student ratios in Paraguay are so high that children take turns fitting into the classroom. Reform is needed, but in the meantime, kids fall through the cracks.
Mobilizing kids as everyday heroes.
We empower kids to be there for other kids.
In 2020, our 100+ Kid Teachers aim to spend 7,000+ hours teaching first-graders how to read.
We help our kids practice skills like empathy, teamwork, and conflict resolution.
Our Superkids become powerful activists. They have presented on children’s issues on the radio and in the Senate.
At the start of the year, the Kid Teachers set a goal to teach 7,000 hours of literacy education. With the arrival of COVID-19, we’ve changed our plans and have focused more on developing our staff as professionals and Kid Teachers as literacy experts ready for community service in 2021.
Using Whatsapp, our facilitators send activities to kids remotely. Assignments are diverse and include videos, audio, images, and text. We often challenge the children to conduct training, games, or lessons for younger siblings. An unexpected advantage of the crisis has been the creation of stronger ties with parents as children participate in Superkids programming.