Empowering a new generation of people to create sustainable opportunity through literacy and continuing education

The mission of Global Learning Exchange Initiative (GLXi) is to empower a new generation of people in developi…

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The mission of Global Learning Exchange Initiative (GLXi) is to empower a new generation of people in developing countries to create sustainable opportunity through literacy and continuing education.

GLXi was founded in 2013 and deployed its first classroom in 2014 in an after-school model. Now in 2019 the program is being taught in 42 classrooms, in 5 regions of Guatemala.

The model works to improve teacher sustainability and student retention in a country where many teachers themselves cannot pass literacy assessments, 2 million children do not attend school, and those who do attend school often leave by 5th grade due to inability to properly read and write. 

Why it's important: 

Poor quality education is an obstacle to sustainable opportunity and economic growth. Lack of classroom materials, resources and qualified teachers along with the abysmal conditions of many school facilities leaves most Guatemalans lacking a primary education. Primary school teachers receive minimum training and many do not pass the standardised tests for maths or reading.

When considering solutions to world poverty, education affects all others, including boosting economic growth and income.

According to USAID “Long-term, sustainable development and improved equity in Guatemala will only be possible if education of children and youth continues to improve.”  

The Good News

INTO Giving are supporting GLXi with a £7,500 grant to support their literacy programme: "Open Books, Open Minds". These funds will also aid in the training of teachers, and providing much needed materials for schools. 

 

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