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,…

Volunteers in DIF school classroom

Update from the KKIS (Keeping Kids In School) Project of Little Learner Initiative – Mexico After two weeks of attending the DIF school everyday to teach the children how to use the English language Curriculum and computer program  by Brillkids called Little Reader, which is a part of a Scholarship by EEECF through LLI-Mexico, a larger group of volunteers began speaking with the kids in small groups two days a week. Each volunteer had between 6 and 10 students grouped around one end of a…

Learning Body Parts with Puzzle and Little Reader: a Hit at DIF School!

Update from the KKIS (Keeping Kids In School) Project, coordinated by LLI-Mexico We received several bags of school supplies last month. Among the treasures was a puzzle of Body Parts, just two pieces for each part – one with a picture and the other with the word – that fit together. The students have been studying facial features in the English and Literacy program donated by Brillkids called Little Reader, so I decided to give this a try yesterday. The photos show that it was…

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…

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…

Founding Futures (Cecily’s Fund, Zambia)

This report provides an update on the first year of the Founding Futures project at Bwafwano Integrated Services Organisation (BISO) Community School which focuses on early childhood development and education and has enabled pre-school facilities to be developed at BISO and within the local community. Written by Sally-Anne Saull [hr] Launched in March 2012, Founding Futures was supported by Brill Kids through an in-kind grant of five Little Reader kits including software, teacher guides and curriculum materials. Although it is too early to measure overall…

Cecily’s Fund (Zambia)

Educating Zambia’s Children Orphaned by AIDS With their Zambian partners, Cecily’s Fund provides Zambian orphans with everything they need to go to school. They also help some of them to go on to train as peer health educators and teachers. With an education, they have a far better chance of growing up to be self-reliant, live healthy, fulfilling lives – and bring hope to others. [Show slideshow] [pink]Background[/pink] Cecily’s Fund was delighted to receive the in-kind grant of five Little Reader kits including software, teacher guides and…

Called, Commissioned & Empowered Ministries (Zambia)

Changing the lives of children through education How extremely grateful we here at CCEM-Int are to have received your email offering your ongoing support of our ministry vision.  I can assure you that the Operation Education arm of CCEM will definitely be an ongoing project as long as there are children who need to learn. In one particular rural village I personally visited there was a class of perhaps 15-20 children of varying ages.  Some as young as two and others as old as fifteen.  The…

Teaching Ukrainian Orphans! (Firefly Ukraine)

[pink]Written by Larisa Enikeeva, Firefly Project Manager[/pink] Here is a little update from us: we started teaching English daily to a small group of 4 girls (Nastya, 14, Olya, 13, Oksana, 15 and Anna, 17) who learn from LR and some other materials we have. Even though they are older, LR is a good program for them to learn new vocabulary and reading. So attached are pictures of Maria, one of our teachers and Firefly volunteers, teaching the girls at our house. They live close by and…