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,…

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…

Students independently learning English with KKIS computers

Update from the KKIS (Keeping Kids In School) Project in Mexico, coordinated by LLI-Mexico Today was the first day that KKIS volunteers did not work with the children at the DIF School with the computer-based BrillKids English language curriculum Little Reader, donated by EEECF through LLI-Mexico. We have gone every morning, set up the computers and sat with two kids at time teaching them to use the system. Yesterday we explained to Lupita, the supervising teacher, that we would not come again until Tuesday when…

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…

Project Update from Deaf Reach Schools & Training Centers, Pakistan

[pink]Program Utilization Report for Early Education for Every Child Foundation[/pink] Prepared by DEAF REACH SCHOOLS AND TRAINING CENTERS  A Project of Family Educational Services Foundation (Pakistan) BrillKids Usage: The software has been used for 2 years with deaf children from Kindergarten to Grade III in the Deaf Reach schools of Karachi, Hyderabad and Sukkur, Pakistan. The level of vocabulary contained in the program was deemed appropriate for this age group. It has been very popular amongst students and their teachers. Methodology: The program has been integrated into the school curriculum.…

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…