A World of Reading for Maya Children in Guatemala

Jun 17, 2010

School Library Update 6/16/2010

Library Building After the Storm
Library Building After the Storm

Progress continues on the school library despite setbacks created by tropical storm Agatha. Tropical storm Agatha, which devastated Guatemala, caused the evacuation of the entire neighborhood of Panabaj, where the school library is being installed. When the storm cleared it was evident that a lot of clean-up was necessary in the community of Panabaj, and the library building was not an exception. A wall in the back of the building fell and the basketball court in the front of the school has been completely filled with mud. Luckily, the library in the second floor and was unaffected by the storm. Just two days after the storm carpenters were hard at work installing the book shelves in the library. The structure of the library is coming together now that the walls are painted, bookshelves are installed, and there are two large work tables for the children to use. Next on the list of things to do is the selection of books that will make up the library. We are excited about the progress being made at the library. We look forward to when the doors open and the students can benefit from greater access to books and reading.


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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