PROJECT: McGovern Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program in Guatemala “EDUCAMOS”
CLIENT: United States Department of Agriculture (Subcontract to Project Concern International)
MARKET: Highlands of Guatemala
This project supports Guatemala’s pre and primary schools and the educational development of children in Huehuetenango. Specifically J&A, the project’s literacy partner, provides technical assistance to PCI to improve the quality and equity of student reading outcomes, focusing on 294 public schools in six municipalities in the Mam and Q’anjob’al linguistic regions in the department of Huehuetenango.
J&A implements interventions that foster teacher attendance, that improve access to literacy materials, including adapting materials to local languages, and by sponsoring reading fairs as well as training teachers and principals.