children's english book & lessons program (ELP)
The Foundation has partnered with a team of specialists to develop the Beyond Borders series, a set of customized English-Spanish workbooks tailored specifically to the educational needs of the children of Costalegre. Living in an area whose biggest source of employment comes from tourism, we find essential that children become bilingual.
Our team of volunteer teachers follow the curriculum’s natural language learning instructional methodology to deliver biweekly English lessons to over 1,200 children. In the 2016-2017 school year, the ELP will double its impact, with five teachers providing over 3,000 hours of English language instruction in eleven local primary schools.
We have published two books so far and will complete the series by July 2019, adding a new book each year until we have a specific book for each grade level.