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A World of Reading for Maya Children in Guatemala



Help build a school library and reading room for indigenous children in Panabaj, Santiago Atitlan to improve literacy, academic skills, and self esteem.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Indigenous children in Panabaj often leave primary school as functional illiterates, with poor academic skills and low self-esteem. Their school is crowded, has few resources, and offers little space for reading and writing activities. With no lending libraries in their village, children have little chance of growing into literate adults. A lending library at the school will provide a place for children to build their literacy skills and borrow books to read and share with family members.

How will this project solve this problem?

Community volunteers will use local materials to convert a school room into a library that will support literacy activities and give elementary school children the opportunity to bring home books, creating a culture of learning in their families.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will improve literacy of the children, helping them become protagonists of their own education. The library will support classroom activities and bring reading into the home where it benefits entire families. .

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $26,382
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $8,618
Total Funding Goal: $35,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Rosemary Trent

Executive Director
Washington, DC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of A World of Reading for Maya Children in Guatemala
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