The Superkids Foundation has an innovative solution to improving education in Paraguay. They mobilize children as agents of change by enlisting 4th-6th grade children as “Kid Teachers” to teach younger kids to learn to read. Earlier this year, The AllPeopleBeHappy foundation awarded a second $10,000 Project Grant to support the salaries of their seven staff members (two directors and five facilitators). With the arrival of Covid-19, the program was moved on-line, with The Kid Teachers continue their teaching virtually on Zoom. These virtual classes began with facilitators sending videos to engage the youth, making sure to not lose any consistency in teaching. They made their first collection of stories in Spanish and Guarani for Kid Teachers to use in their teaching. They also created audio books in both languages for the children, too. Activities are being sent to kids through WhatsApp, including specific tasks for the day with small training and games from manuals, spelling exercises, and story writing exercises. They were also sent a physical booklet to supplement literacy teachings.
Blog #187: Update on Project Grant to The Superkids Foundation