Bringing English Language and Literacy to children of Ceby, 5 years of collaboration.

May marked our 5 year anniversary of working with Rise Above Project in Cebu, Philippines. Their vision is to give people a chance to lead better lives through education and training, and they are making an amazing difference in lives of most vulnerable in Cebu, young children in their care. You can learn more about their latest news from their website http://riseabove-cebu.org/ and from the video presentation. But today we wanted to let you have a glimpse into their learning Rise Above Center through this…

Bringing Literacy, Education and Encouragement to Baja California

It has been always our desire to help local literacy and educational projects in California. Technically Baja California is part of California region, and being a part of Mexico, there are many needy families and children we were able to reach there. One of the places EEECF visited regularly is an Orphanage and Foster Care center, where we assisted with setting up a literacy and educational facilities. Over the last few years we worked  with the number of caregivers and volunteers there,  and assisted children…

Nairobi, Kenya

Friends Of Children Kenya provides equal education opportunity to children living in children institutions in Nairobi & Kajiado Counties besides advocating for a family for every child. Friends of Children work with very vulnerable children – orphans and those from very poor families, trying to provide education to them. Little Reader, Little Musician and Little Math programs were used in a several locations in Nairobi and Kajiado Counties since mid 2015. Caregivers were noting significant progress in children’s ability to read and their participation in…

Introducing English to younger students with Little Reader in Cambodia – comparative results.

We’ve been using Little Reader in our Siem Reap program for a little over a year. We have noticed a very big difference in the level of our students who began the program in younger grades, versus our students who only started it in their last year of primary school. Volunteer teachers who came to help out at the program said they noticed a marked difference in the ability of our younger classes, who were introduced to Little Reader at the beginning of their English…

Using Little Reader programs for learning English in Siem Reap, Cambodia

We use Little Reader program and curricula in both schools in Siem Reap. Little Reader lessons are used both in the English classroom for the main computer/tv and in the IT lab on all of the individual computers. We were able to get headphones to go with all of the computers in the IT lab at Sandan school!       The children studying in level one and level two of our English programs in both schools, (mostly 3rd and 4th graders) have Little Reader…

First Step Action for Children Initiative – Nigeria

First Step Action works with very needy children. “The children we work with are abandoned by their parents. They are being rehabilitated and foster by the government in an institutions and homes. Some of them are HIV positive, and few are physically challenged. these children lack early stimulation and are cared for by unskilled caregivers. They lack quality care, their environment are without toys and learning materials.” We started with a pilot program in a typical FSACI classroom. Most of the children never got any…

Collaboration with GVI Mexico at * Save the Children * Center in Playa Del Carmen

Save The Children figures indicate that 95% of children suffer from some type of aggression, 70% in Quintana Roo suffer abandonment, 43% of children between 6 and 17 know a gang member, and 25% have seen drugs or know another child that sells them. Save the Children presence ensures that children who have been affected by abuse, abandonment or the drugs trade will have the support that they need to stay safe should they come into contact with these threats in the future.This project is…

Bringing English Instructions to Vulnerable Children in Quintana Roo, collaboration with Global Vision International

Global Vision International (GVI) and LLI-Mexico (EEECF Chapter in Mexico) collaborated together to provide an English education for Save The Children *Ludoteca* Center(s) in Playa del Carmen. GVI Mexico  signed an  MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with LLI-Mexico  to help grow our literacy initiative in providing our most vulnerable  children in the state of Quintana Roo, a chance to an English education. GVI Mexico has already started an English program at the*Ludoteca* center, offering children handmade teacher created materials and lessons. In January 2015, GVI’s volunteers began…

Vocabulary Bingo at the DIF School. An excellent way to review Little Reader vocabulary!

Update from the KKIS (Keeping Kids In School) Project in Mexico The students at the DIF school where KKIS volunteers are now working spent a day playing Bingo with their vocabulary words this week. It is an excllent way to review vocabulary! We printed Bingo cards with 25 words they have learned from daily use of the English language Curriculum  by Brillkids called Little Reader, which is a part of a Scholarship by EEECF through LLI-Mexico. The volunteers held larger images representing the words and called them out one at a…

Rainy Day class at DIF School – KKIS Project

Update from the KKIS (Keeping Kids In School) Project in Mexico Rain has been falling heavily for days now in Playa del Carmen but the KKIS volunteers are still coming to help with our literacy and English programs. We arrived at school on Tuesday only to discover that the government had cancelled all school classes for the day. About 15 students had showed up anyway so we spent time in very small groups which was much less noisy and the kids got more of our attention. We started with conversation: Hello,…