For the Government of Nicaragua, investing in early childhood education is a high priority. It presents an ideal window of opportunity to better prepare children for primary school and help them to learn more and better. GPE currently supports Nicaragua with a US$16.7 million grant that, together with external and national funding, has already achieved remarkable results in improving access to quality preschool education in the country.
In December 2012, when Zinah was 9, a tornado devastated her village. The school, with two classrooms built by the parents, was destroyed. From that point on, Zinah studied along with others children in an old protestant church turned into a school. Today, a new school stands in the village, and Zinah can continue to learn.
Para el Gobierno de Nicaragua, invertir en la educación en la primera infancia es una gran prioridad, ya que presenta una oportunidad ideal para preparar a los niños para la educación primaria de mejor manera y ayudarlos a que aprendan más y de mejor modo.
Fidèle is a fifth grade teacher in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Recently, she and other community school teachers attended a training course where they were taught many new skills to improve the learning environment in schools. In this video, Fidèle demonstrates three techniques she uses to increase students’ participation in the classroom.