A World of Reading for Maya Children in Guatemala

Nov 23, 2010

Chukmuk Community Library

Learning colors and shapes
Learning colors and shapes

Vacation library activities are up and running in Chukmuk! Schoolchildren from the community have been enjoying the new resources and programs being offered. As only 42% of rural indigenous children in Guatemala are likely to finish primary school, a library is an excellent means of promoting literacy and the value of education, not just among the children but the entire community as well (Center for Economic and Social Rights, 2009). The children in Chukmuk have been busy with basic English classes, story hours, and various games and crafts that reflect new words or themes. Their energy and enthusiasm reflects a desire to learn, and the library provides the perfect resource to combat illiteracy and enhance creativity. People in communities like Chukmuk have very limited access to books and educational materials outside the classroom, thus have no means to learn independently and practice the skills they acquire in school. The library project seeks to change this with the help of your generosity. Your donation will go towards the purchase of books and supplies for the new community library.

Take a break for some relay races!
Take a break for some relay races!

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Project Leader

Rosemary Trent

Executive Director
Washington, DC United States

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Map of A World of Reading for Maya Children in Guatemala