Students needing assistance with their studies are helped by an older student.
Thanks to individual donors such as yourself and the COLMED Fund at the Calgary Foundation, 250 students from five Wayuu Communities in la Guajira and 550 rural and urban students from Santander were encouraged to aspire to excellence in their studies in 2018.
Facilitators from the local community follow the progress of each student. Students who are falling behind are offered tutoring classes given by older students. Parents are encouraged to participate by engaging in community projects. They also attend "parent's school" on topics such as drug abuse.
The purpose of this program is to build leadership, sense of ownership, and dignity.
Community projects are intended to strengthen the bond of community. Each community is given goals such as to build and outfit a library and to design a garden space. They decide on a productive project to pay for these community enhancements. Click on the individual picture below to see the caption.
The Green Light Education Assistance Program is active in Santander and La Guajira. We focus on rural schools where the need for assistance seems to be the greatest. Our partner organizations are FANDIC in Santander and Manos Solidarias (Foundation of the Rotary Club El Cerrejon) in La Guajira.
Read the latest news from the Education Assistance Program in the bulletin. Go to ESPAÑOL to read boletines in SPANISH.