All blogs tagged with Education


Summer School: Responding to Local Needs

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙

This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. Education plays a fundamental role in human capital, helping to develop the productive skills and abilities that create economic value for individuals and societies.…Read more +

Engaging Diverse Stakeholders in Support of Education in Guatemala

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙

This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. Education is crucial for economic development. However, according to data from the Guatemalan Ministry of Education, less than half of primary and secondary school…Read more +

Replicable Models for High-Quality Extracurricular Education

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙

This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. Guatemala’s development has been constrained by low economic performance due to a largely informal economy and an unskilled labor force. In turn, low levels…Read more +

Partnerships for Education

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙

This is a story of success of the Opportunities for My Community Project, which links remittances, education and savings to promote economic and human development in Guatemala. In an increasingly globalized and technologically connected world, migrants have a number of ways to stay connected with their home country, both socially and…Read more +

¿Cómo podemos apoyar a los estudiantes del nivel secundario? Evidencia sobre becas y mentorías en Argentina

Maria Oviedo, Alejandro Ganimian, Nicolás Buchbinder ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

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En toda la región, la educación secundaria enfrenta graves desafíos: currículos y métodos de enseñanza desactualizados, maestros poco preparados y un número alarmante de alumnos que abandonan la escuela tempranamente. Un programa en Argentina combina las becas y las mentorías para ayudar a que los estudiantes de secundaria tengan éxito en la escuela.Read more +

What does the new US Education Strategy mean for Latin America?

Sarah Stanton ˙ ˙ PREAL Blog

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Delivered to Congress on September 7th, the US Government Strategy on Basic Education is a five-year guiding document to orient and coordinate the work of ten government departments and agencies. The Strategy represents a significant achievement—the first time that there has been an integrated, government-level plan for improving basic education…Read more +

Strengthening Human Capital in Guatemala in Partnership with Diaspora Groups

Keshia Madrigal ˙ ˙ Opportunities for My Community

Graduation Ceremony of the B’etil Diploma in El Palmar
Migrants have a strong potential to transform their families and societies; the challenge is harnessing this potential. The Opportunities for My Community project explores practical ways in which various actors, including diaspora groups and remittance companies, can work effectively to support education in Guatemala.Read more +

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