This year our Textbook Program expanded to 16 new middle schools in the regions of El Quiché, Chimaltenango, Sacatepéquez, Quetzaltenango, Totonicapán, and Sololá. In June we surveyed the teachers at these schools to get their thoughts on how the program has begun to affect their teaching and their students. We were so excited by what they said, and you deserve to hear it! This is what your support is accomplishing in Guatemala:
What differences do you see as a teacher now that you have textbooks and training, compared to when you didn’t?
What benefits do you see in your students now that you have textbooks and training, compared to when you didn’t?
How is this possible, you might ask? When students don’t have access to textbooks, they have to spend money making photocopies and doing research at internet cafes. So even though there is a small fee for students to rent the textbooks in our Textbook Program, they often save money!