The COVID19 pandemic has hit every community hard this year, and we have seen a huge impact on children’s education and particularly those who are most vulnerable. The government in Guatemala alone have closed all schools and have announced that this could be until 2025. So far over 120,000 children have dropped out of school due to the pandemic as Guatemala’s poorest have little or no access to the resources made available online.
As a result, Street Kids Direct have created the Homeschool programme so that the children in the project can continue to receive the vital education that they deserve. We now have 45 children in the homeschool programme, and are provided with school resources, small-group study sessions, homework assistance and access to computers and two teachers. They are taught the full curriculum which includes Geography, Maths and Art.
We have seen such fantastic results from this programme and know that it is making a HUGE difference. In the most recent exam results, the kids received an average of 98% in their subjects, compared to the national average of 76%. This programme is truly providing hope in a time of desperate need, so thank you for your support!