“Roots and Wings” Project

Young volunteers will be trained to be ambassadors of good will and dialogue under a grant of the European Commission – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) Erasmus+ Programme in the fields of education, training, youth, sport, audiovisual, culture and volunteering.

Six new graduates or just about-to-graduate college student – volunteers in transition from university to employment from Spain and Italy will be leaving for Manila for a period two months from mid - July 2015 to mid September 2015. They will be involved in the training teachers in a specific methodology in teaching Mathematics and tutoring of students who are Math-challenged and are in danger of dropping out from school in selected Philippine public schools and in a school for street children, Makabata School Foundation.

A research-based methodology will be implemented in teaching mathematics to students between 11 to 13 years old. This methodology boasts of having successful data-based results (cf. Multiple Learning Paths for Primary and Secondary teachers) for approximately 384 students from schools with diverse social and economic school settings. The study was undertaken for the purpose of preventing math - burnouts resulting to possible drop-outs from these age groups. Results are favorably significant.

The project is a pilot program of Teacher Training and Tutoring in a researched-based methodology to teach Math to interest–challenged students through the use of competence-based multiple learning for primary and secondary teachers.

The project is coordinated by Education for an Interdependent World (EDIW).

Philippine Partners: University of the Philippines, SEAMEO-Innotech, Teresian Association International Incorporated (TAII) 

European partners: University of Bologna, Fundacion Castroverde – IEPS (Instituto de Estudios Pedagógicos Somosaguas).

Students in the selected Manila public schools and in Makabata Foundation will have the opportunity of learning math through non-formal support from these young trained volunteers.