A World of Reading for Maya Children in Guatemala

 
$26,800
$8,200
Raised
Remaining
Mar 15, 2010

School Library Update 3/12/2010

In this poor region of Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala, where even books are of great value to thieves, a local blacksmith recently installed metal bars to the windows and doors of the school library, making the Panabaj School Library safe for the library’s belongings and its visitors. The next step in the renovation of the school library was the set up of electricity. Panabaj Elementary was fortunate to have one of its own teachers volunteer his previous electrical engineering experience in assisting in the electrical wiring of the library. Very soon, they library will be ready for painting and furnishing; allowing for a pleasant and safe place for its students to study and read. The School Library Coordinator Johanny Queiju (pictured on the right with President of Pueblo a Pueblo Kristen Van Zandt) is currently overseeing the school library project. She works closely with a committee of students, parents, and teachers of the Panabaj Elementary School to ensure that the community is actively engaged in the planning process of their school library. Recently, the Board of Directors made a visit to the site to observe its progress and was encouraged by the enthusiastic number of volunteers and staff who have not only been working hard on the project but also promoting Pueblo a Pueblo’s mission statement and vision for the future of the Guatemalan community.


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  • R. Dean Cole
    R. Dean Cole Great job on the update, Johanny! I'm excited to learn about the teacher who has electrical experience! One step closer! Keep up the good work, we're all very proud of you! R. Dean Cole
    • 5 years ago
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Rosemary Trent

Executive Director
Washington, DC United States

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Map of A World of Reading for Maya Children in Guatemala