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.
Oct 11, 2012

Children in Chicoana still need you!!

We are still hoping to raise enough money to build a reading corner at the community center in Salta province, Argentina. Salta has one of the lowest levels of education in the country and many of it's residents live in extreme poverty.

We have been lucky enough to receive some funding  but we are still far away from our target. A children's library will be built at this rural school in Chicoana, Salta, Argentina, benefiting 100 at risk children and their families, 5 local teachers will be trained to effectively promote literacy among children and a Reading Corner with 300 new children's books will be assembled.

The inauguration of the Reading Corner is a very important moment for  children, teachers, parents and the community. Many activities regarding the pleasure of reading are carried out: dramatic performances, story telling, songs and an exhibition of the characters of the stories.

 As Julio Cesar, director from the school N° 4233 (Las Llanas, Salta Province,) shared with us after living the experience of opening a Reding Corner:

“The kids were happy, dressed as characters stories. For them it was a great event, because they are not used to living this kind of thing. The teachers worked very much and very hard  in the preparation of this special event. Here we do everything with a lot of effort. It is a major achievement for all.  It's wonderful that these children can live this, because their opportunities in life are very limited.  Thanks so much to everyone who made this dream possible! "

By strengthening the community center located in Chicoana and the community referrals, Fundación Leer seeks to improve literacy opportunities of the children in this area. Reading Promotion and Literacy are key to development, educational success and future social insertion of children who live under high social risk. In Chicoana, the children and their families live in extreme poverty  and with the lowest education levels of the country. For this reason, Fundación Leer provides the necessary resources and training.  

Let´s give them a chance to break the poverty cycle! Donate Now!

Thanks for all the support!!

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

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