PROGRAM DESIGN CLARITY: We are hungry to know more about what exactly your model consists of. Please succinctly list a) what main activities are you doing with your beneficiaries, b) where you carry out the activities? c) how often? d) for how many hours? e) who delivers the services? and f) any other brief details
Tutors receive training from the coordinator 2 hours per week on gaming/Learning activities from the booklets that are used to guide mothers in a home visit of one hour per week, so they can use them with their children. The mothers spend 15 minutes a day to do activities with their sons / daughters. Additionally the mothers will meet once a month to address topics of interest in relation to parenting.
INSPIRATION: What do you consider the most important trends or evidence that inspire you to believe the world is ready to Re-imagine Learning? Please elaborate.
Currently an awareness from the governments is being observed in the value of education as an instrument of both social and cultural transformation. This is evidenced from the increase in national education budgets and investment in training projects and transformation of educational programs. Thus, it seeks to meet the growing and diverse population that currently access the different educational levels and the need to generate projects that take into account the active nature of children in their learning processes.
LEARNING THROUGH PLAY: What does “learning through play” mean to you and why it is a must-have, instead of a nice to have?
The game is an inalienable right of all children. A child who plays grows up healthy. The child learns through games as it is the source of social emotional and cognitive development. Playing, children contact with their own emotions and those of others, learn to interact and make decisions. Play stimulates creativity, imagination allows children to discover their abilities and limitations, tastes and preferences, learn to take turns, to exchange roles and respect agreements. Contribute your opinion and social constitution.
SUSTAINABILITY: Please list a quick breakdown of your funding, indicating the percentage that comes from each source.
Funding sources are an NGO, the Navarro Viola Foundation contributes 34% of the budget, a private sector organization, the National Bank Foundation ($ 6), a governmental organization, TWT (33%) and AMIA, nonprofit organization that develops the project contributes 27% ...
MODEL: How does your mission relate to your business model (i.e. Non-profit, for-profit or hybrid)?
AMIA is dedicated to promoting wellness and individual, family and institutional development of Jewish life in Argentina and the whole society. Is a non-profit NGO that promotes the development of targeted social programs to the population vulnerable. Aprendiendo en Casa it is part of this guiding principle to target the development of children and enhancing the educational role of parents.
FUNDING PRIORITIES: If your organization were given $20K in unrestricted funding today, how would you use it? Why?
More educational materials adapted to the context and culture of the country, including the booklets and toys and books that mothers’ use with children would be developed. This would provide the appropriate inputs that can be used even when the number of families increases.
PARTNERSHIPS: Tell us about your partnerships that enhance your approach.
Partnerships were established with funding organizations representing all sectors of society: public, private and civil society. The contributions of these are not just economic. each has a unique perspective and expertise that represents the diversity of conceptions of education and learning.
COLLABORATIONS: Have you considered or initiated partnerships with any of the other Challenge Pacesetters? If so, please share.
Although not all projects had been reviewed, some of them provided lessons learned that are applicable to our project. It is our goal to contact those who’s subject or methodology is similar to ours to explore options for collaboration and exchange.
VISION: If you had unlimited funding, and you could fast forward 15 years to when your program has been able to achieve wild success - what will it have achieved?
Success would expand coverage to all vulnerable families with children 3-5 years of the country. These children would improve their school performance by avoiding frequent school failure in this population group, the link between parents and children strengthen and achieve greater involvement of parents in the learning process of their children. This would assist in breaking the cycle of intergenerational transmission of poverty
IMPACT - KEY METRICS: Please list the key data points that you would cite as evidence that you are able to achieve lasting learning outcomes. Please also share one data point for which you most hope to see better results over time
The major impacts would be measured through the school performance of children participating in the project in the medium and long term. Indicators of their creative capacity and establishing positive social relationships were also assessed. The parents will relay the details identifying improving their skills as first teachers of their children and strengthening the link with them.
APPROACHES: Given the complexity of play, it is not surprising that there have been numerous research attempts to categorize the different types and approaches! Please indicate which of the following your project focuses on.
Physical Play, Play with Objects, Pretence/ Socio-Dramatic Play, Games with Rules, Creating a Supportive Socio-Emotional Environment, Providing a Range of Opportunities (providing the equipment and materials needed for various types of play), Adults Participating (Ensuring adults are able to play alongside children).
AFFILIATION: Please specify if your organization has any existing affiliations with the LEGO Group.