This program has been in place since 2008 and has gone through many variations. The program coordinator is Magda and she works with the children M-W- F from October to June. This season she as an assistant, Gaby who works once a week with a small group of children who can work together in a group to strengthen their math skills and ability to concentrate.It is working well.
This season the resources for the program have been increased with didactic materials coming from our cruise ship visitors.
Fabiola is in grade 3 and is having issues with division and Gaby is working with her using an abacus and she has demonstrated a 80% improvement.
Monserrat is in grade 2 and is having issues with math in general and handwriting as well as concentration and memory work. Gaby has worked with her and assessed a overall improvement of 50%.
Petronila is in grade 4 and her issues are again with math and memory work especially with multiplication. With group work her skills have improved by 90%.
In total Magda and Gaby have a complement of 12 children from grades 1-6 with various issues and challenges. With Magda’s dedication to children she has made great inroads with “her kids.” This year along with her work she managed to create a happy mother’s day and childrens’ day fiestas.
Her report ended with this statement…
GRACIAS A CADA UNA DE LAS PERSONAS QUE FORMAN PARTE DE FOOD BANK, PORQUE SON EL MOTOR QUE HACE POSIBLE CADA LOGRO EN LOS NIÑOS Y EN NOSOTROS MISMOS.
EL APOYO ES UNA MUESTRA DE AMOR AL PROJIMO.
Thanks to everyone involved with the Food Bank for making this possible. Thank you.