Lingering gaps in children’s education are the focus of this project.
In the impoverished rural hamlet of Nuevo Mocupe, Madre Oliva Association will provide 25 boys and girls, ages 4 to 11, with afterschool educational reinforcement and a nutritional snack 6 days a week. Preschoolers will attend Mondays and Tuesdays while primary schoolchildren will attend Wednesdays and Thursdays. Saturdays are dedicated to interactive learning in groups. And on Fridays and Sundays, the whole family can take part in arts and crafts. Therapists will offer workshops every two months to the children’s parents on topics such as mental health, how to detect learning disabilities, and parent-child relationships.
For 3 children who have been unable to attend school because their parents could not afford to pay for the required supplies, travel or uniforms, these will be provided.
Our thanks to the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Canada for their support of this project.