Fundacion Leer

Fundacion Leer promotes reading and literacy among children in Argentina, creating lasting and positive effects in their personal development and helping them enter the social fabric. Since reading skills benefit educational processes, we intervene early so as to close the achievement gap between at-risk communities and their affluent peers. We offer globally proven reading programs to urban/rural schools, libraries, hospitals, and community centers, meeting vulnerable children's literacy needs.
Jun 29, 2012

Thanks for the support!!

9deJulio
9deJulio

Thanks to the support of three individual donors and a donation through GlobalGiving, Fundación Leer has concluded the “Open Book Project” Program in Misiones!

The Reading Corners were built at an indigenous rural school located in 9 de Julio, Misiones, Argentina, benefiting at 154 risk children and their families. These vulnerable families have poor access to health/educational services and literacy materials.

Fundación Leer also trained 6 local teachers to effectively promote literacy among kids in the facility. 400 new children’s books were bought and a Reading Corner assembled, bringing children closer to books and motivating them to read.

Fundacion Leer would like to thank you for your donation on behalf of the whole school community of 9 de Julio, Misiones!!

And thank you again for believing in our project!

Best regards,

The Fundación Leer Team

9dejulio1
9dejulio1
Feb 28, 2012

Thank you for all your support!

Thanks to the support of 19 donors through GlobalGiving and the support of Operation Canasta, Fundación Leer can confirm that the “Open Book Project” Program has been successfully concluded!

The possibility of having new and varied reading material according to the interests and needs of the children stood out. Thanks to the implementation of the program, the children have now access to the Reading Corner in their school and enjoy varied proposals through motivating activities.

Also, we would like to share with all our supporters that the whole program has been very positive and successful due to the impact of all the actors in the educational community, increasing commitment to the proposal in a gradual manner.

The teachers and the director stated that it constituted to the institutional work, seeing as it allowed the implementation of new strategies to promote reading. Moreover, through the implementation of the program they have learned new ways to approach literature with the children and their families. They recognized it especially made an important contribution to the families.

Thus, Fundacion Leer would like to thank you for your donation on behalf of the whole school community of Chaco.

Thank you again for believing in our project!

Best regards,

The Fundación Leer Team

Nov 25, 2011

The Reading Corner was inaugurated!

Reading Corner
Reading Corner

The Training Day Event took place on the 20th September at the school. At that time, they already had the books for the Reading Corner, the program manual, and the telephone contact with Fundación Leer specialists who have given them advice for undertaking the project.

The training event covered the following contents: Open Book Program methodology, children book selection criteria, how to promote reading in children, how to profit from the Reading Corner to get children interested in books, how to get families involved in children’s reading skills’ development.

The space chosen for the Reading Corner was a classroom with  some computers installed. They decorated the classroom  during October with the help of children and their families. Every family made a cushion and teachers made "book wallets" to put new books in. 

The Reading Corner was inaugurated on the 4th November 2011. Many activities took place at the Opening Event: dramatization of stories by children, a symbolic ribbon cutting, a free tour, reading at the Reading Corner and an evening tea together.

Action to be undertaken: to establish a Reading Corner timetable, to implement various reading motivator activities there through phone and e-mail advice and follow up by  Fundación Leer.

Children reading in the new space
Children reading in the new space
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