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Friday, October 26th, 2012
On September 28th, the Creative Expression program closed out this year's morning program with a grand final presentation here at Safe Passage. This year, we have been working with the theme Imagination versus Reality. In each class, we discussed what their reality is like and how it interacts with their dreams, and the most important question of all, ¨can we use our imagination to transcend our reality?¨ Each student had a different response.
Saturday, October 20th, 2012
Every kid is a little bit different. Yulisa likes to hold my hand and take the stairs two at a time on the way down to the library for our forty minutes of tutoring. Once we reach the bottom of the stairs she declares herself the winner. Sometimes I protest. “No I won,” I say. “No,” she says. “You never
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
As September began, we had the chance to listen to a very informative speech about the importance of early education by the famous economics professor Steven Barnett. Steven Barnett is a Professor of Education Economics and Public Policy and Director of the National Institute for Eåarly Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University. Thanks to the American Embassy of Guatemala, some of the Safe Passage staff were able to listen to Professor Barnett, who shared his expertise from the last 30 years working on topics such as research on early education and child care policy, the educational opportunities and experiences of young children in low-income urban areas, the long-term effects of preschool programs on children’s learning and development, and benefit-cost analysis of preschool programs and their long-term effects.
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
On September 15th, Central America celebrated 191 years of independence from the Spanish Crown. Safe Passage chose to celebrate this historic day with our students on Monday, September 10th, with the traditional torch run (la Antorcha) along with a civic engagement activity at the Safe Passage Educational Reinforcement Center.