How can we generate social impacts with the languages that we speak?
At GLOT we want other people to have the same opportunities as the ones we have been fortunate enough to receive, we want this especially for children.
When we started our operations in 2018, we thought that one way we could make a meaningful impact was through teaching foreign languages to children in underserved communities. However, we realize that many of these children could not read or write in Spanish even though they were attending school.
How can we learn a foreign language if we can’t read our own language?
The Literacy+ program is an adapted version of the Pratham organization’s Teaching at
the Right Level (TaRL) methodology in India catered to Colombia’s context. With this methodology, basic reading, writing and math skills are evaluated and improved in school-aged children.
In 2020, we transformed the program and created the Literacy+ kit, with which we can reach rural areas that are without internet access.
Each Literacy+ Kit contains:
- Access to training for teachers through Kolibri (Learning Equality offline tool) or through Google Classroom (for communities with internet).
- Extracurricular activities adapted to contextually and based on games.
- Educational material full of colors and fun.
With the Literacy+ Kit we generate positive impacts in low-income communities in Colombia 🇨🇴
We know that measuring our impact is important and that many people talk about it. WE measure our impact with the simplicity of an ALPHABETIC APPROACH.
Sustainable Development Goals
We undertake a sustainable approach with everything that we do by conforming to the United Nations SDGs framework. We do so by ensuring that language.
The mission and vision of our network is directly related to these SDGs:
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