Archive for May, 2015
By Javier Luque - 26 May 2015
Western Honduras is an extremely mountainous region filled with beautiful and lush pine forests. It is inhabited by the population of lenka origin, descendants of Lempira, who was a great ancestor of the independence of Latin America. On the other hand, this region of Honduras faces major development challenges today. Its poverty rates are higher than the rest of the country, which is related to the low educational achievement of its population. Twenty-year-olds have only seven years of education on average, which means that only one of every two children who finishes sixth grade enrolls in seventh. Overall, each year about 14,000 children of 12 and 13 years old interrupt their education.
By Carlos Herran - 19 May 2015
Every year, throughout Latin-America and the Caribbean, hundreds of thousands of young people drop out of secondary schools. Most of them do so with limited skills, qualifications and experience to enter today’s competitive job market. Most of them (70% according to A-Ganar) end up “unattached” (outside school and unemployed). A Ganar works with these young people and through an innovative program, which combines soccer, life skills and job training, and helps them become productive citizens and pursue their dreams.
By Aimee Verdisco - 5 May 2015
I’m sure this has happened to you. You’re hanging out with a group of friends and the conversation turns to your kids. Happens all the time, right? One of these friends then starts to monopolize the conversation. He insists that his child is a prodigy, advanced far beyond what average kids of the same age know and can do. One asks: so, how do you know? Among the – at this point, tedious – details, is that fact that his 4-year old is in a class for 5-6 year olds. Oh, we respond, as if it all makes sense. But does it? Read more…