We are making a year-end push for this project to be able to expand it in 2013. It is a very successful pilot project that we hope, very soon, will get picked up by institutional donors so that we might offer it to many more Central American families. If you have any doubts about the importance of early childhood stimulation I hope that you will take the time to watch this TED talk video on YouTube. http://youtu.be/ozNo1tSARh8. At this writing Alba is conducting two completely full sessions each week. Due to the small size of her library she has to lock the doors to other would be library users for the duration of the early childhood sessions. People in Alba's community write and tell us that she is the "soul" of their little library and that the library is the soul of the community, that it is giving a community that suffered mightily during the 36-year civil war some hope for the future. Children are the future and the hope of this and every other community. We are very grateful for your donations to date and are very hopeful as 2012 comes to a close that you might give just a little bit more to ensure that this program continues and expands too. Muchas gracias.
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