Since 1998, DP World Lirquén has contributed to the education of the children of Lirquén and Penco by supporting the different schools in the district through an educational project aimed at teaching reading and writing through the Matte method to children in kindergarten and first grade. As part of this same initiative, which has been around for almost 20 years, teachers from 2nd to 4th grade have also been trained in methodologies for learning mathematics and geometry.
To implement these projects, top-notch training is held in an ongoing manner every year for teachers, and didactic and supporting material has been provided for the students, as well as books for school libraries, in the hope that the students will be encouraged to read, foundation for reading comprehension needed in the children´s cognitive development. Regular supervision has also been contracted and assessment tests to monitor fulfillment of this project’s goals. These activities make it possible to implement corrective measures in a timely manner.
Even so, the hope is to contribute to ensuring an appropriate level of learning in language arts, mathematics, and comprehension of natural habitats and social environments in preschool and elementary school children in the Lirquén community.
Also, beginning in 2016 and with the support of the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, we signed an agreement wherein we are able to offer high school seniors from the municipality a pre-university course of excellent quality at no cost for them, which is given by professors from this university at its campus.