GLXi’s Open Books, Open Minds curriculum is currently delivered in over 35 classrooms in 7 regions of Guatemala. We have seen incredible organic growth since our first classroom was piloted in 2014. The commitment from the school leadership and community are important factors in deciding where we should dedicate our resources, as is the need in a particular area. This ensures a true partnership that will be sustainable and produce long-lasting results.
Assessment is an important component of our program. We test the children’s reading ability, using internationally recognized standards, before and after they complete a year of Open Books, Open Minds. We are excited to report we have consistently seen results that outperform national standards. In 2017 we have implemented control group assessments for comparative data analysis. Our long-term growth goals are expansion throughout Guatemala in collaboration with the Ministry of Education leading to expansion into other Latin American nations.