In 2019, after implementing many direct community projects in the province, Alma and the UGEL Quispicanchi signed a new contract to train their 14 educational specialists and a group of 30 state teachers on how to implement Peru’s national curriculum (Diseño Curricular Nacional).
The DCN was created in 2016 but wasn´t widely implemented in Quispicanchi until 2019, and it was clear that there were practical gaps between the theory of the curriculum, which aligned with what Alma was doing in our projects since 2013, and classroom implementation. Therefore, we systematized our teaching methodology in the context of the DCN and began training teachers and administrators in early 2020.
With the COVID-19 pandemic came remote learning, and in coordination with the UGEL Quispicanchi, Alma developed new practical pedagogic proposals for remote learning without connectivity, online learning, and promoting emotional wellbeing to overcome the challenges teachers, students, and families faced. Instead of working with only 30 teachers, the project grew to include all preschool and primary teachers in the province as well and a pilot group of secondary school teachers.
In 2021, we continue training and accompanying 1,117 teachers and administrators in remote learning and social-emotional wellbeing, impacting 11,845 preschool and primary school students.