Teaching English at the DIF School – KKIS Project

Update from the KKIS (Keeping Kids In School) Project in Mexico KKIS volunteers began teaching English this week at a new school, one that is part of DIF, the Mexico Social Services System which helps vulnerable adults and children. The kids at this school are ages 10-17, many of them are homeless, neglected, dealing with immigration issues and often from abusive family situations. Most of them don’t know any English and some of them even reside at the school because they have nowhere else to go. The kids are great. They…

KKIS Changes School for English Tutoring (Mexico)

Update from the KKIS (Keeping Kids In School) Project in Mexico, coordinated through Little Learner Initiative – Mexico From KKIS: Since our successful auction several weeks ago, KKIS has been busy making some very exciting changes. As some of you have heard by now, we  have moved our English-teaching volunteering to a new school. Pelopidas was a great partner and it was awfully sad to part ways but an opportunity came up to volunteer at a school where there is a tremendous amount of need.…

DIF School, Keeping Kids in Schools (KKIS) Program

Keeping Kids in School (KKIS) and Little Learner Initiative – Mexico We are glad to introduce our new literacy initiative in Mexico! Together with DIF School (Playa del Carmen) and Keeping Kids in Schools (KKIS) volunteer organization our direct representative in Mexico, LLI-Mexico, started  literacy and English instruction programs for homeless, neglected, abused children who are living in dangerous or extreme poverty conditions. Our first in series of programs started at DIF school with 47 children, but their number is rapidly growing. Education:  These children…

University of Quintana Roo, Campus Playa del Carmen

[pink]Playa Del Carmen, Quintana Roo[/pink] ATT’N JOY KOLLER EDUCATION CONSULTANT PROJECT DIRECTOR  As a President of the University of Quintana Roo, Campus Playa del Carmen and on behalf of our students, I would like to thank the foundation EEECF for your kind contribution to our student’s population. Our students as well as their English teachers welcomed your English  Program,  Little  Reader,  with  such  an  enthusiasm.  They  have  been  using  it regularly, as a whole group activity and independently in our English lab. They have been…

Universidad de Quintana Roo: Unidad Academica Playa del Carmen

Submitted by Ms. Claudia Salazar Arreozola M.Ed. (Profesor Investigador) My name is Claudia Salazar Arreozola, I’m a Researcher Professor and Director of program at the University of Quintana Roo. We are a public University, non-profit organ receive funds from the Mexican government and we are subscribed to the SEP (Secretaria Educacion Publica) but we remain autonomous. This is a public funded University, we don’t charge a fee  but students  contribute  with  a  small  symbolic  amount  which  also can  be covered by a government scholarship called…

Introducing the Little Learner Initiative (Mexico)

Written by Joy Koller Mexican Team: LLI Project Director: Joy Koller of JkGlobal Connections “Promoting Global Literacy and Professional Development” Founder of English Reading Support Services, Mayan Riviera Mexico LLI Project Coordinators: Helene and Victor Ailhaud, owners of Univers Maya, Responsible Travel, Playa del Carmen Mexico LLI Project Mexico offers our Mexican-Mayan community of young learners, schools, teachers and families the opportunity to join the Little Learner Initiative (LLI) global campaign for a chance at a better education. Literacy is a basic human right and developing literate…