Reaching Underserved Communities through a Mobile Community Learning Center
Roxas City is located on the northern coast of Panay Island, Philippines. The Alternate Learning System is a program run under the auspices of the Philippine Government that seeks to offer instruction and literacy classes to non-traditional learners, individuals who have left school to work and raise families, as well as those disconnected from public instruction. This project proposes the acquisition of a sidecar so that mobile teachers who go into the field (via motorcycle) to offer classes have materials and technology to make teaching and learning more effective.
Progress Update: 2/10/2017
The sidecar addition that will enable supplies to be conveyed from home to home is halfway done. Completion is expected by month's end.
"The idea of a mobile community learning center was envisaged before I even arrived in Roxas City, so it has been a memorable experience to aid my counterparts in fulfilling one of their long-term programmatic dreams. Although the project has been met with some setbacks, I feel that we are on the cusp of a transformative implementation that will help to widen the public knowledge of the Alternative Learning System program and improve greatly the learning and instructional opportunities of both learners and ALS instructors." - James, Peace Corps Volunteer
"I believe that we will have the capacity to develop more engaging learning opportunities for our learners and build community through the support of World Connect. With the motivation of giving our learners a second chance at education and achieving their dreams, our team continues to overcome challenges to successfully implement the mobile community learning center." - Jelyn, Project Leader
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