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…

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…