Supporting education and innovation.
Guatemala is a diverse and vibrant country. It is also one of the fastest growing in Latin America, with 40% of the population under the age of 15 and the 2nd to lowest literacy rate in the Western Hemisphere.
Consider that, across the globe, 250 million children cannot read or write. If all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty.
Today, children as young as 2 can operate apps on a cell phone or tablet. In countries with poor infrastructure, nearly all citizens still have cell phones. Technology is integrated into our daily lives, and GLXi leverages it to improve the quality of education.
Knowing the why’s and how’s of how children learn is important to program design. Knowing that design is working is even more important. We use research-based and kid-tested assessments to check our pulse, and use those results to improve what we do.
Teachers are our heroes. They are the gateway for young minds to the world beyond their villages. We want those teachers to be great ones. “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
Growing in Latin america
Dedicated to change.
Global Learning Exchange started with a great idea, a literacy kit, an excellent curriculum, and one classroom in Guatemala in 2014. Now that idea is a movement, the curriculum is still innovative, and our teachers and students are growing and learning along side the program.
See how Open Books, Open Minds is impacting the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders in classrooms with GLXi teachers. They are outperforming their peers in key indicators of literacy, authoring and illustrating books, and learning with teachers who are committed to growing with them.