The Parent Development Initiative grew out of a local school’s ambition to create a culture of co-responsibility about education between parents and schools. The aim is to provide parents with tools for personal development. In the past, workshop topics have included managing family relationships through a healthy emotional awareness and concepts in early childhood development. Workshops are taught by highly qualified in-country professionals.
Meet our collaborators for Parent Development Initiative:
Mariana Freire is part-time custodian at UE República Argentina and also the parent of a student at the school in Diez de Agosto parish.
She is a respected parent leader, mother of six and catechism teacher, admired by newer mothers in the community.
Mariana participates in the Parent Development Initiative because she wants to improve family relationships, especially as it pertains to the community’s vulnerable youth.
Ólguer Paguay is teacher and school principal at UE República Argentina in Diez de Agosto parish.
He created the Parent Development Initiative because he believes education is a collaboration between parents, students and teachers and also because he knows that the well-being of the community as a whole and the academic success of individual students are inextricably linked.