In 2013 SKIP worked throughout the year with three local public schools:
- 5 groups in Indoamericano School with a total of 360 hours of class time
- 10 groups in Virgin del Carmen School with a total of 520 hours
- 12 groups in Solaris School with 488 hours of class time
- A total of 790 children receiving lessons in all
- In addition, during the special volunteering project that we ran with students from the University of Leeds, we provided a further 3 sessions per week for 4 weeks in the School, Lizarzaburu where we taught 20 groups, a total of 240 hours of classes
- In our evaluations we found that 29% of the primary school children improved their scores between the beginning and end of the year.
- For the SKIP students in Secondary School that we teach in the Community Centre, 20% had improved their scores. (Note - we would expect these scores to be higher and have reviewed our testing procedures for 2014)
SKIP's English teaching programme provides lessons not only to the 300 children enrolled in our programme but also to over 700 other children who attend public schools in the local area. Teaching in the public schools enables us to not only provide a head start to children who will study English in Secondary school as a required subject, but also to provide solid support for SKIP within the local community.
Thanks to a partnership with the American Embassy, we have also been able to provide scholarships to learn English for our most motivated children and teenagers at the El Cultural Language Institute a private and prestigious language school located in the centre of Trujillo.
The English teaching programme aligns with the overall SKIP philosophy, and shares the common objectives of promoting multiculturalism and also developing a global dimension within the children’s education. This is facilitated by our English teachers - a dedicated team of international volunteers, many of whom are native English speakers.
Further to this, our English programme also aims to give the children and teenagers of El Porvenir the ability to communicate in another language, which not only opens doors to other cultures but can also increase job opportunities in many careers where understanding a foreign language is a real asset.
Our English teaching programme is supervised by an experienced and qualified EFL teacher so as a volunteer you will receive support and skills training in lesson planning and teaching techniques:
Read more about being an English teaching volunteer.
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