Starting this January, PCER will offer courses in the rainy season when schools are shut for summer vacation and many adults are on vacation from their jobs.
Next week, we'll begin teaching English at the Nazaré Orphanage, one of our partners in the community. The proceeds from the class will go in part to the orphanage to help pay its bills and in part to PCER to fund future projects. In addition to English classes, we are also laying the groundwork for literacy programs and classes in biology for tour guides in the area. We hope to have a pilot program starting this January. We are very excited to launch these classes as part of our adult education programs.
We are also taking advantage of this rainy season to further test our internet system, to gather weather data for modeling wind power generation, to continue teaching music at Nazaré, and to build partnerships through connections with non-profits Panthera and ECOA.
I will try to post here weekly or bi-weekly until March with updates, videos, pictures of mosquitoes, etc.