Without education, children are many more times likely to get involved in prostitution, child labor, drug trafficking, and more.
Research shows that only 41% of students are auditory learners, but nearly 100% of the teaching methods in many underdeveloped countries is by 'rote memory'.
The teacher says it, the students repeat it...for hours each day! If a student doesn’t learn that way, they are considered ignorant and often aren’t afforded the opportunity to continue their education.
As a result, children and youth end up in prostitution, child labor situations, drug trafficking, and more.
Our goal is to train teachers in methods and strategies that will leave no student behind. Helping teachers understand the 8 ways children learn and providing materials for them to use will help almost every child.
We believe that without Christ, no program or method of helping others is complete. Give & Teach is committed to sharing the Gospel through the ministry of Vacation Bible School, sports camps, and block parties just to name a few. Give & Teach partners to share the Gospel with hundreds of students in public schools each year. We have also begun having movie nights where we set up a projector and screen to show Bible movies complete with popcorn under the stars in local villages. In our Papyrus Ministry, a mobile device with the entire Bible recorded on it is used by members of the villages to gather friends and family members to listen to the Bible once a week since many of them are unable to read.
Without basic needs being met, no educational program in the world is going to be effective. Give & Teach strives to help meet the basic needs of food, water, clothes and shelter with those in need.
As of June 2015, we have built 31 small houses in several different villages around Guatemala City for those in need. Additionally, countless wood burning stoves have been built for families who were cooking over open fires in their homes without proper ventilation. Chicken coops are built for families to create a sustainable source of income and food. After building the coops, Give & Teach continues to work with these families to help them grow their business and be fiscally responsible.
“Tiendas” (stores) are operated where families can come in and ‘shop’ for their families for clothes, shoes, toiletries, and school supplies for free. While children and families receive new shoes, their feet are washed by a volunteer.
Everyone’s gifts can be utilized. During one mission trip, a salon owner joined the team and used her gifts to provide a ‘salon’ in which 60 Guatemala ladies had their hair trimmed and nails painted. She trained a Guatemalan women so she could earn money by cutting hair after the team had returned to the U.S.