Seven months after the start of the quarantine, the governor of the Province of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, announced that starting next week a group of 45 thousand teachers will visit “house to house” twice a week to the students who have lost all kinds of contact with the schools in recent months.
Kicillof said that, according to provincial government records, Some 300 thousand boys and girls who had a fall or who directly lost school continuity were detected during virtual classes.
In that sense, the official said that these students could have not only a problem with the Internet connection or lack of tools to continue with their studies from home, but there may also be other types of inconveniences, such as family or social.
“Given this, we prefer that the best thing is to send the teachers to the home of these young people so that they can, in principle, know what happened to them,” he explained.
In dialogue with the América TV channel, he explained that the objective of the teachers is that, once the students and the reasons for which they left the educational system are identified, that they re-engage with the classes, but in those cases with the teachers present there.
“The professors will go twice a week to those houses so that the students can re-link,” he said.
“It does not work to take children to schools or squares in areas with high circulation of the virus; It is not necessary to expose the children to risk or to contagions, it is necessary to go find those who have lost their pedagogical continuity and take the school to their homes ”, assured Kicillof.
The program bears the name of Accompaniment to Trajectories and Relinking (ATR) and according to the governor it will cost about 300 million pesos per month: “We are proud to spend that money on this program,” he emphasized.
Later he also explained that there will be reopening of schools for 24 of the 135 districts that exist in Buenos Aires. They are the parties that have the least amount of registered cases and circulation of the coronavirus.
“They will be meetings of small groups in open spaces. It is for places with low circulation and as long as all the health indicators are maintained,” he said.
The 24 districts considered as low epidemiological risk in the province of Buenos Aires are: May 25, July 9, Adolfo Alsina, Adolfo Gonzales Chaves, Alberdi, Bragado, Carlos Tejedor, Chascomús, Chivilcoy, Daireaux, Florentino Ameghino, General Alvear , General La Madrid, General Lavalle, Guaminí, Lezama, Lobos, Monte, Monte Hermoso, Puan, Saavedra, Salliqueló, Tordillo and Tres Lomas.
Regarding the return to face-to-face classes in those parties, he assured that there will be a process to fine-tune each institution, with elements of personal protection and training in cleaning techniques, and prior training process for teachers, and “once this stage is completed. , the students will join, “he said.
“It will be for 10 students per course, students in the last year of each level will have a frequency of 3 times a week, and those from 1st to 5th year, 1 time, during hours of low traffic, without agglomerations in income and expenses “, as explained.