Technology for Improved Education in Comitancillo, Guatemala

  • P Project/Program

A Active

Key Information

The $100,000 grant from 60 million girls to Change for Children (CFCA) is designed to improve the quality of education in 35 indigenous communities of Guatemala’s western highlands through a multi-faceted strategy designed to promote long-term sustainable learning. The project has three main objectives: 1) Improve teacher capacity to provide quality education and implement a gender action plan with the use of mobile learning technology; 2) Develop high-quality, culturally-relevant educational resources, including resources on gender equality; 3) Pilot research on improving math learning with mobile learning technology. CFCA will construct two permanent technology classrooms that will be equipped with 60 million girls’ Mobile Learning Labs in two of the 35 communities. Eight additional Mobile Learning Labs will travel to the other 33 communities for use in local schools. This project will address two key barriers to indigenous girls’ education and learning in Guatemala: the lack of accessible, quality education due to deficits in teacher training and educational resources, and learning environments and curriculum that do not promote girls’ rights and gender equality.


Lead Implementing Organization(s)

Location(s)

Latin America & Caribbean

Guatemala

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program

Years

2018 -

Partner(s)

Change for Children, Mayan Mam Association for Research and Development, Mundo Posible

Ministry Affiliation

Unknown

Funder(s)

Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response

Unknown

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education

Quality

  • School quality
  • Teacher training

Skills

  • Numeracy
  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting areas

  • Other

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school)

Age

Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

  • Indigenous

Program Approaches Back to Top

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Tutoring - general

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased enrolment in primary school
  • Increased grade attainment
  • Increased years of schooling
  • Reduced absenteeism

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Increased knowledge of rights
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms