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Thu Aug 27, 2020, 03:08 PM

(He's back, in a new article!) Teacher in rural Guatemala creates unique solution for classes

Teacher in rural Guatemala creates unique solution for classes during coronavirus confinement

Jaime Septién | Aug 27, 2020

This incredible young man is determined to help his students get an education, even under adverse circumstances.

Gerardo Ixcoy is a 27-year-old teacher and is proudly Guatemalan. He teaches in indigenous territory, where students have no access to mobile apps or computers. In fact, just having electricity there is something of a luxury.
What could he do for those indigenous children who have not been incorporated into the digital age, but who have been marginalized instead, as has happened too often in the region where Gerardo lives?

Gerardo’s school is the vast cornfields in the Mayan region of Santa Cruz de Quiché. His students are young indigenous children in the sixth year of primary school.

He felt that he had to teach them. There had to be an alternative to distance education. After all, why should indigenous children be excluded from having the education they need? Education is a universal right, after all. But what was the solution?


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