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Day 22. ALG After-Classes against school dropouts!

At Santa Luísa de Marillac School and São Vicente de Paulo School, the ALG After-Classes Support Centres are development spaces where poorer children can develop and strengthen their learning skills. ALG finances after-class support to promote study habits and interest in education on the more underprivileged children of these schools, children that usually are already under UPG Portugal’s sponsored programme.

This project selects younger and vulnerable children to improve their school performance, to feel incentivised and to avoid abandoning school at an early stage.

“We feel some children participate more frequently in the class room, acquired reading habits and express themselves in the Portuguese [official, non-dialect] language. We are happy to know that many are showing signs of progress and will have good final grades.”

These are words of our local technician Sister Aida, in São Vicente de Paulo which make us happy to know that the after-classes study support is bearing fruits.

At the two schools, a total of 306 attend the after-class support. From £9/month, per child, we secure daily adequate school support, focusing on subjects like Mathematics and Portuguese with the help of a monitor, e even provide an afternoon snack which is essential to stimulate the students assiduity.   

ALG has been offering this festive calendar to all ALG Friends since 2011. This year, you can also print a high definition version for only 1£!

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