Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala

 
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala has received 20 donations
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $18,000 from an original funding goal of $18,000!
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala posted a progress report
    Project Fully Funded!
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Board Member
    Thanks to your generosity this project is now fully funded and we have lots of girls in Guatemala with their heads buried in books as a result.  The obvious next step in this process involves technology thus we have just opened a project to enhance technology in our libraries with a special focus on girls and women....
    • 1 year ago
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala posted a progress report
    Girls Soon to be Reading Wikipedia
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Project Leader
    First of all a big "muchas gracias" to all of you who have donated to promote reading among girls in Guatemala. To date we have raised a total of $17,590 with ONLY $410 to go before hitting our target.  Clearly, that doesn't mean that the work is done but our next big push is technology based resources. Now that so...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala posted a progress report
    Girls Readers = Girls with Confidence
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Member, Board of Directors
    Few could miss the recent "One Billion Rising" movement against violence towards women and girls.  Giving girls the chance to learn to read is only one step in this battle.  With the ability to read comes the self-confidence necessary to understand that they need not submit to violence simply because they are...
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    • Kay
      Kay Thank you for all the work you are doing to foster reading in Guatemala. One of the goals of our fund, the Kateri tekakwitha Fund, is to see more Guatemalans reading! You are helping that along.
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala has received 75 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala posted a progress report
    Girls Read, Girls Rule, Boys .......
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Project Leader
    As 2012 comes to a end help us bring this project to a close so that we can start another one.  A little more than $1800 is all we need to get a few more books into the hands of eager female readers.  Astrid, one of our young girl readers, is now in an international school in Guatemala on a scholarship and is...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala posted a progress report
    Good News! The Books are Wearing Out.
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Project Leader
    Today we had a group of visitors cross Lake Atitlan in Guatemala by boat to visit our San Juan La Laguna Library. This library recently requested new books as so many of their books were very, very worn.  This library has a very high percentage of girl readers.  Funds were raised from the Rotary Club of Reno and...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala posted a progress report
    So Close to Our Goal - only $2,318 More!
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Project Leader
    We have raised $15,682 thus far with only $2,318 more needed in order to get more books into the hands of young Guatemalan girls.  Not only do they need books but, believe it or not, they someone to help them appreciate stories and all the information that books can offer.  Traditionally, in Guatemala, books mean...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala posted a progress report
    Please Buy a Book for Marta on March 14th!
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Project Leader
    Marta is in the sixth grade.  She is 12 but is the size of an 8 year old due to malnutrition in her earlier years.  She lives in the village of San Andreas Osuna, Escuintla, Guatemala.  Marta's mother is blind due to having had a tumor removed. Several years ago Marta received nutritional support from a...
    • 2 years ago
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    • Kay
      Kay Thank you so much for making it possible for girls like Marta to be have books to read. I once was reading in a restaurant and the waiter said to me, "You North Americans are always reading!" with a wistful look. I made some remark that was meant to make him feel good. His next remark was,That's why you know... Read more »
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala posted a progress report
    Second grader reading above US grade level
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Project Leader
    Fatima lives in San Juan La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala on the shores of beautiful Lake Atitlan.  In her home she speaks the Mayan language Tzu'tzu'jil; in school she speaks Spanish.  Fatima is in the second grade yet, thanks to the Girl Reader program in the village library she is reading well above grade level...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala posted a progress report
    Meet Francis, one of our readers.
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Project Leader
    Francis Jaqueline Martinez lives in a remote Chorti village which is a 20-minute ride by four-wheeled drive vehicle from Copán Ruinas, Honduras. When photographed Francis was finishing up her 7th grade science homework next to the family's adobe kitchen.  A generation ago Francis would not have been in school,...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala has received 61 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala posted a progress report
    Reading and Self-Esteem for Girls in Guatemala
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Project Leader
    We are hoping to get this project fully funded by the end of the year so that we might expand the program to include even more girls.  Women and girls in rural Guatemala are second class citizens and only with the power of knowledge is that going to change.  If we can help girls learn to read and gain access to...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala has made updates to their project page.
    • 3 years ago
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala posted a progress report
    Youngest reader ever in her village
    By - Joan Fuetsch - Riecken Foundation Board Member
    Elena is 4 and lives in a wholly indigenous village in rural Guatemala. Xolsacmalja, Totonicapan. Elena was two when the Riecken library opened in the village and she has visited every day since its opening as her aunt is the president of the board who oversees the library. Because of the various library programs Elena...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala posted a progress report
    Great impact in girls in San Carlos Sija
    By - Romeo Rodríguez - Sustainable programs coordinator
    Juliana is a six year old girl who belongs to the K’iche’ ethnic group and whose life has been positively impacted by the library in San Carlos Sija, Quetzaltenango.  Her parents are farmers and sell their products in the local market, where they spend most of the daytime.  While her parents are...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala has received 47 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala posted a progress report
    Successful alliance with local girl´s school
    By - Romeo Rodríguez - Sustainable programs coordinator
    One of the communities in the library network, named “Nuevo Amanecer”, which means “New Sunrise”, located in Cabricán, Quetzaltenango, has created an alliance with a local school called La Asunción that serves more than 100 indigenous girls.  This alliance consists in supporting...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala posted a progress report
    Girls learning to read and write in Maya language!
    By - Paul Guggenheim - Country Director
    In the rural community of Chiché in the western highlands of Guatemala, the Riecken community library—named by the town “Open Windows to the Future”—designed a program with weekly activities called “The Little School for K’iche Reading and Writing”. The program’s aim is to prepare indigenous Maya girls in...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala posted a progress report
    Postcard from The Riecken Foundation in Guatemala
    By - Joan Ochi - GlobalGiving Traveler
    In February, six GlobalGiving donors traveled to Guatemala for a week of exploration, cultural submersion, and welcomed visits to four GlobalGiving projects. One of these projects is run by The Frances and Henry Riecken Foundation, which focuses on teaching girls how to read by involving parents and hosting educational...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala posted a progress report
    Guatemalan Girl Readers
    By - Urbano Menchu - Rosa and the Xolsacmalja Library
    Eleven year old Rosa Elvira Chuc Castro lives in the small Mayan village of Xolsacmaljá, Totonicapán, and is in 5th grade. She lost her father when she was six years old, which has made life difficult for her, her three brothers, and her mother. However, she is very optimistic, eager to volunteer and interested in...
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala has received 92 donations
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  • Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Project Leader

William Cartwright

President
Antigua, Sacatepequez Guatemala

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