Millions of children in the world never see the inside of a school. Even more leave school without acquiring the basic skills they need for life.
In some countries of Africa and Latin America, one out of two grade-three pupils is unable to read a simple text*. Learning is often ineffective because the teaching is not adapted to the children’s reality and the teachers are poorly trained and unmotivated.
In order to improve the quality of basic education, Enfants du Monde proposes:
Alassane Dongo, teacher trainer in Burkina Faso:
The change is striking: the children are much more alert and open and want to participate in the course. They are able to write short texts within six months, whereas it used to take them four years to reach that stage. They are also mastering reading: they no longer memorise the texts, but actually read and understand them."
In Colombia, Enfants du Monde proposes continuing education in the area of maternal and child health in cooperation with the University of Antioquia. Heads of health programmes are trained using the World Health Organisation approach, “Working with individuals, families and communities to improve maternal and newborn health”.
Through this training, the heads of health programmes learn:
* Source: UNESCO
Konrad Specker, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation:
“One of the added values of Enfants du Monde is the Pedagogy of Text. This is a proven pedagogical concept that has been implemented in several countries in the schools, in the teacher training programs and at the policy level in the Ministries of education. That is why we support the education programmes of Enfants du Monde.”
With 222 Swiss francs, you can support the education training of a Guatemalan teacher for one year.