03 Nov The Future of DESEO
With the shutdowns, the entire 2020 school year has been lost. Some children, whose parents have access to internet, have been able to maintain their work and not completely lose the year, but the vast majority don’t have internet access nor family support to continue their education without the classroom structure. In a recent conversation with a school director, she is hopeful school will resume in February, when our school year typically begins. There will be many children who are discouraged, so the dropout rate is expected to soar. On top of that, even those who did continue to study will need a tremendous amount of remediation. We have struggled to maintain our connection with the children. Now that things are more open, there are some house visit opportunities. It is our hope that we can be a source of encouragement to rally the children to get back to school, in spite of the struggles. No doubt, our tutoring efforts will need to multiply during the coming school year.