Naw Ruz marks the end of the Fast and the beginning of a new year in the Baha’i calendar. Naw-Ruz is a celebration of a “spiritual springtime” that symbolizes both individual renewal and mankind’s revitalization.
This podcast episode produced by the Baha’i World News Service shares how the Baha’i-inspired initiative Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial (SAT, or in English, the Tutorial Learning System) has proven to increase learning. The United Nations has noted that while progress has been made in providing education for the children of the world, 250 million children are not able to read, write, or perform basic math, whether they have been to school or not. The Brookings Institution, a major think tank in the United States, conducted a study that sought to identify educational interventions where not only access to schools was improving, but also learning itself. They determined that SAT is “catalyzing an education revolution” by “transforming how education is conceptualized, designed, and delivered.”
Since its beginnings in the 1970s in Colombia, SAT has expanded across Latin America to reach more than 300,000 students, and it has been accredited and recognized by a number of governments.
In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.