Saschia Seibel, a SuperCamp lead facilitator and Quantum Learning Methods Trainer in the Dominican, has been named a finalist for the 2010 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Awards. The 2010 theme for the WISE awards is Transforming Education: Investment, Innovation and Inclusion.
The WISE Awards are designed to reward, showcase and support outstanding and innovative educational projects from across the world and from all educational sectors. Hundreds of applications were received from 89 countries and a high-profile jury chose the 30 finalists.
Saschia’s program, Espacios para Crecer (EpC) “Spaces for Growth,” is an innovative transitional education program designed to rescue children between the ages of 6 and 13 from the worst forms of child labor and reinsert them into the school system or prevent them from falling into the child labor market in the first place.
The 18-month program, structured in daily lessons, focuses on three areas: academic, personal and recreational. The methodology, which incorporates Quantum Learning (QL), accelerates learning and actively engages the students.
The program’s impact is stunning: participants attend regularly and 95% are back in school and have broken the cycle of child labor. Public schools in poor communities have been strengthened by Quantum Learning based EpC dynamic methodology. Teachers have rediscovered their passion for their vocation as educators, and students’ learning potential is mined.
To date, there are 375 EpCs in the Dominican Republic serving over 9,000 students, with a total of 2,000 teachers trained in QL. Colombia has 400 EpCs for 9,500 students and 484 QL-trained teachers.
More information can be found at the WISE official site
More information on the Espacios para Crecer program can be found at this link
SuperCamp and Quantum Learning are programs of the Quantum Learning Network