Alma is happy to start the new academic reinforcement project San Jose de Paranapura.
As defined by the OECD, “the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.” In the OECD’s most recent PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) exam, given in 2015, Peru ranked almost last of the participating 65 developing countries in math, science, and reading comprehension.
The academic reinforcement project in San Jose de Paranapura aims to improve the community’s 15 primary school students’ educational performance by offering reinforcement workshops in the afternoon. The workshops will take advantage of working outside of regular school hours by complimenting the more formal education they receive in the classroom with a fun, creative, and flexible model reinforcing creativity, communication, and critical thinking with a focus on reading comprehension and mathematical reasoning. By bridging these themes with fun and dynamic activities, the students can develop the analytical skills necessary to grow academically while having fun outside of the regular classroom environment.
The project will also incorporate use of the often neglected XO academic computers given to all primary schools in Peru by the Ministry of Education in 2012. Unfortunately, the majority of these tools are left unused due to lack of training for teachers. The UGEL has already given special training sessions to our teacher and updated the XO programming from 2012 to 2016 versions.