Global Activism: Chicagoan promotes education in Central America
As children from Central America flood into the United States to flee crime and extreme poverty, a Chicagoan, Debra Gittler, wants to create conditions on-the-ground through literacy education, opportunity and advocacy, that she hopes will help these children thrive and keep them in their home countries. Debra moved to Central America to start ConTextos. The group says “[We do] more than just develop the mechanical skills of sounding out words. We encourage kids to think deeply, to be curious, and to question their environment.” For our Global Activism segment, Gittler tells us about her work that’s spreading across Central America.
(photo: from ConTextos website)