Goals and objectives

Education is vital to ensuring a better quality of life for children and a better world for all. If their education is neglected, these goals are unattainable.

Objectives and goals for education

Remar´s goal is to provide schooling for the largest possible number of children and to ensure their ongoing education, equipping them with the basic tools needed to prosper in their lives.

REMAR is investing resources in bringing children to school and maintaining them there until they have completed their basic education. REMAR, with a mandate to serve the more marginal groups, has focused upon children who are without resources, abandoned, orphaned, sick with AIDS, and who form the largest group excluded from education.

REMAR aims to achieve the following goals:

 

  • To reach out to the boys and girls in situations of risk and social exclusion, in any country where Remar is active, and to channel them towards schooling. .
  • To provide support and technical assistance in the different Remar branches, in order to improve access to schooling, particularly for those children who suffer from discrimination.
  • To support the development and implementation of specific actions to reduce the gender gap, whilst also enhancing overall enrolment and attendance at school.
  • To promote quality education as a way of encouraging school attendance.  

PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION

NURSERY: 0 to 4 years. :

  • Knowledge of the physical and social environment.
  • Communication.
  • They begin to make contact with their environment, distinguishing objects, colours, etc...

PRE-SCHOOL: 4 to 6 years.

  • The use of musical and corporal expression.
  • Learning with other young children, fostering solidarity in the group, and the formation of their first friendships.
  • The alphabet, numbers and words.
  • Music, which is one of the most important educational elements for children.
  • Songs, associated with different concepts.
  • Movements and exercises, following the rhythm of music, benefitting the child’s psychomotor development.
  • Simple arithmetic, music, simple reading, science (through contact with nature), physical education, crafts.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: From 6 to 12 years..

  • Mathematics, language, music, foreign languages, physical education, science, social studies, literature, arts..

SECONDARY EDUCATION: From 12 to 15 years.

  • Expansion of the subjects studied at earlier stages.  
  • These programmes vary depending upon the countries in which they are located and the relevant educational policy. 

 

QUALITY IN EDUCATION

We are aware that quality education is a key element for overcoming poverty in just one generation. It is also essential to create a safe future, community development and national progress. It is an unprecedented challenge but also a unique opportunity.

Girls and boys share the same right to a quality education. However, if school attendance is analysed, the "gender deficit" is evident. In 1990, 20% of children of primary school age did not go to school; and two thirds of this 20% were girls. In 2000, the number of children without schooling had reduced to around 125 million worldwide; 66 million of these were girls. There are more children in primary schools worldwide today than ever before. However, there are still too many who do not go to school, and the majority of these are girls.

It does not make much sense to enrol a child in a school if the quality of education is so poor that it causes the child to stop attending, to fail to acquire a basic knowledge or to fail to receive an adequate training for active life.

Parents who only have limited resources claim that the quality of the education quality plays an important part in their decision as to whether they keep their children in school or they make them drop out. If the children do not learn, if what they learn is of no practical use, or if the school environment is not safe for them, their parents will not make the effort to send them to school.

A good quality of education in our schools needs to be one of our main objectives if we want children to have access to school and to attend regularly.

In REMAR we have a great number of schools with quality education, teaching materials, books, pencils etc., and well-trained teachers. We take notice of the number of children who complete the school term, as well as what happens both during school hours and afterwards, when the child arrives home.  We look at their attitudes and conduct, their inclinations and desires, their degree of motivation and enthusiasm for doing homework and studies, and so on. We have to bear in mind that the majority of the children attending our charity schools have suffered from some form of crisis: abuse, abandonment, malnutrition, defencelessness, exploitation or HIV/AIDS disease.

SPONSOR A TEACHER

A good teacher makes all the difference!

Corruption, rape, drug addiction, murder, immigrants to first world countries who later degrade themselves with prostitution due to academic ignorance and lack of social adaptation - these are some of the sad consequences of situations that abound in third world countries. They come because of broken families, abandonment, child abuse, but above all because of a lack of academic training.

This is why we are presenting a new project, called P.A.M. (Proyecto de Apadrinamiento de Maestros, or "Sponsor a Teacher Project”).  Its main objective is to pay the salaries of teachers in different parts of the world, retrieving those teachers who have abandoned the profession for which they have been trained, because they have had to take another job that will, at least, earn them a living.  We want to offer them the possibility of returning to the classroom with a decent salary that will allow them to support their own families in these developing countries where they live.

There is an old saying: "One can never know too much”.  However, this implies a great deal of investment in resources, time and teaching skills, so that those who are learning may receive the proper attention they need, free of charge.

You, who are reading this article, are well aware that a person who cannot write or read is more easily influenced, because of their lack of knowledge, and they can become victims of the cruelty of a handful of "privileged" ones.

In order to carry out this project we need your commitment, with only 6 euros per month, to pay for the education of thousands of children in different countries (Paraguay, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Angola, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, etc.). They need your help to attain a future with great opportunities.

Whether personally, with a minimal contribution, or as part of a private Spanish institution, you can sponsor one of the teachers at our missionary charity schools. Every child who goes to school and receives a comprehensive training is a privileged child. So how about those who do not receive this opportunity?

 

YOU CAN GIVE THEM THAT PRIVILEGE!

Share in their education... BY SPONSORING A TEACHER.

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