Education Interactive Workshop

EDUCATION IN GUATEMALA

74.1% of Guatemala’s population has some degree of primary and secondary education. Thanks to the state’s efforts and international funding, 95.6% of the population has achieved primary education.

However, funding coverage ceases for higher education. At a middle school level, it only covers 70.7% of the population and 36.8% for high school.

People with less education are more vulnerable and are stuck in the poverty cycle.

Confronted with the situation, online platforms have been created parallel to the “traditional” methods of education in order to increase student performance and strengthen the educational system’s weaknesses. This implies that even though the population cannot attend traditional establishments, their academic performance will not be affected if alternative methods of learning are offered.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

SHEVA conducts interactive workshops for women and girls over the age of 11 years, students of 5th and 6th grade, middle school, and high school sophomores. We teach them about the tools found on mobile technology that will help them grow.

They learn how to use online platforms to support their schooling and tools as alternatives to conventional learning. All platforms and tools are accessed through their smartphones.

The workshop includes up to 6 subjects in a 2 hour period for a group of 30 people.

The structure of the workshop is dynamic, in which the participants learn through exercises by using the tools learned. At the end of the workshop, the participants know that smartphones are tools for growth and progress.

WORKSHOP CONTENT

Subject I:  Me – Self-Esteem and Opportunities

Objective: Inspire the participants to understand their value and their capabilities. Convey a positive message towards a better future.

Results: 100% will understand their importance in society and know their opportunities for a better life.

  • Women in the social development
  • Why am I valuable?
  • Why am I important?
  • What are my possibilities?

 

Subject II: The Power of my Smartphone

Objective: Provide the essential knowledge about the internet and its uses through smartphones.

Results: 100% will learn what is a smartphone and understand the possibilities of using it efficiently. 100% will know that access to information makes them powerful.

  • What is a smartphone?
  • What is the internet and what is it for?
  • The power of information
  • The power of the internet
  • How do I use my smartphone to find valuable information?
  • How do I solve a problem?
  • Where to surf the web to find information?
  • Smartphones as a tool for progress
  • Example: Google Academics

 

Subject III: Facebook for my Growth and Studies

Objective: Present Facebook as a learning tool.

Results: 100% will learn how to create groups on Facebook and have a safe space to connect with classmates.

  • How do I use Facebook in a productive way?
    • Which pages should I “like”?
  • How to create a Facebook group to share information with my classmates?

 

Subject IV: Studying on the Internet

Objective: Show the different online platforms for students to do research and learn to better their performance in school.

Results: 100% will learn to use online platforms for research and studying.

  • Can I learn on the internet?
  • What are the available platforms to help me study?
  • What do I get from these platforms?
  • How to use these platforms?
  • Example: Youtube Channel “Un Profesor” and Khan Academy

 

Subject V: Learning with Duolingo

Objective: Teach about an online platform for learning languages that works as an educational and economic social development tool.

Results: 100% will learn Duolingo is a tool to learn a new language and access more opportunities.

  • Can I train online?
  • What can I get from these types of platforms?
  • Can I really learn on the internet?
  • How to use these platforms?
  • Example: Duolingo

 

Subject VI: Internet Security

Objective: Show the existing risks on the internet and how to address them.

Results: 100% will know the various situations they might encounter on the internet and know the different ways to address them.

  • What information to share on the web?
  • What should I do if someone bullies me online?
  • Who should I go to if the bullying continues?
  • What are online scams?
  • How to identify a scam?