Chile Launches National Tutoring Plan
President of Chile, Gabriel Boric Font at the launch of the National Tutoring Plan: “Being a tutor or being a volunteer is a concrete way to build a better country, a fairer country,” reported the Presidencia de Chile on May 3rd.
The President, together with the Minister of Education, Marco Antonio Ávila and the executive secretary of the Educational Reactivation Plan, Joaquín Walker, launched the call that seeks to attract 20,000 volunteers throughout the country.
The President of the Republic, Gabriel Boric Font, launched -from the Palacio de La Moneda- the call to enroll in the National Tutoring Plan, a program that seeks to summon 20 thousand tutors to deliver voluntary, personalized tutorials for girls and boys from 2nd to 4th grade, with the goal to increase the development of their reading and writing skills.
The objective of the program, which is part of the Educational Reactivation Plan implemented by the Ministry of Education, is to support and complement the learning processes that take place in the classroom, led by teachers; in addition to considering a modality of community tutorials and another of tutorials from higher education institutions.
The initiative was valued by the President of the Republic, who said that “seeing the smile of a girl who learned to read, who can tell a story, and the joy of her family when that happens is something priceless and makes everything worthwhile.” He assured that “this National Tutoring Plan is one of the causes that can unite Chile and how much we need unity to be able to carry out things that are worthwhile.”
The activity was attended by students from the region and different actors from the educational world, ministers and ministers, undersecretaries, as well as the executive secretary of the Educational Reactivation Plan, Joaquín Walker.
About the Tutorial Plan
Tutorials are a complementary support to the work of teachers in the classroom and, according to various studies, have shown to be a contribution to the learning process and bonding with the school.
The call for the National Tutoring Plan will be made through the councils of deans of the 40 faculties of Education, networks and consortia of Higher Education Institutions, networks of civil society organizations, social networks and the media.
The President referred to the work that those who register will carry out, affirming that “being a tutor or being a volunteer is a concrete way of helping boys and girls who need their support today, it is a very concrete way of building a better country, a fairer country,” further emphasizing that “this is not intended, in any case, to replace the fundamental and specialized work carried out by teachers in classrooms throughout the country.”
This call was joined by the Minister of Education, Marco Antonio Ávila, who said that “in the face of great challenges, our country has always demonstrated its ability to unite and work together (…) I invite everyone to register and join to this country challenge, for the educational reactivation of thousands of boys and girls.”
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