New books and children's library in Chicoana-Salta

$1,862 $7,103
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In Chicoana, more than 50% of head households haven´t finished primary education.

Poverty and exclusion are part of the environment where these children develop. Without role models and opportunities to escape this situation. Education and training are keys to breaking the cycle of poverty, as well as building social stability. Education still remains the key for empowering women. To accomplish this task, Fundación leer will train the teachers in the area of early literacy encouraging them and the families to get involved in their children's education.  

Through this project, Fundación Leer expects that the institution will acquire autonomy to implement a program in this area with new resources and materials, and it will have female leaders trained in the field of early literacy, with the ability to support and advise families.

Your donation will allow us to be able to implement this project and impact on the life of children.


Please, help the children from Chicoana and be part of the change. We need you now!


We are in the final countdown.... We really need your help now!

In a few weeeks we´ll be closing this project but we need your donation now to raise the 100% of it.

The whole project includes:

  • Teacher training.
  • Pedagogical advice and technical assistance.
  • Deliver materials to support the school.
  • Communicate the guidelines of the program.
  • The selection of books.
  • Create and maintain the Reading Corner.

We share a testimony gathered during a training in another school from Salta and who could implement the whole project: 

“The training allowed me to learn new ways to work productively as I develop as a teacher. I also greatly appreciate that the foundation and its coordinator chose us.” School Nº 4233 - Las Llanas, Salta.

Children in Chicoana are in need and education is the only way to get out from poverty and social exclusion. These vulnerable families have poor access to health/educational services and literacy materials.

We need you know! Please donate to make this project alive! and a new dream will come tru!

And thank you for believing in our project!


Your donation will help create a lasting impact through reading promotion and delivering new books.

Aid children in Chicaona now!

Help them to obtain a higher level of literacy, bringing them in contact with new books and allowing them to enjoy reading and to value it as an essential tool not only in the present but for the future.

Supporting this project, you are being part of a community of people interested in reading, literature, and helping this children to become readers for life.

Because thanks to trust, courage, optimism and public awareness we have raised 20% of the project. But we still need you to reach the 100%. Become part of the change!

A literate Argentina is possible!

Helps us now!


We still have a long way to reach our project´s goal.

But, why should we keep dreaming? Why sould we keep supporting children in Chicoana?

Because they still need you:

  • Reading is an essential element that helps children and young people to develop their identities, imagine new worlds, dream, and - above all - to think critically.
  • A child who develops reading and writing skills will have more opportunities for social mobility.  They  will be aware of a different reality that may compensate for a lack of models at home and enrich her environment.
  • Children that do not read lack an extensive vocabulary, cannot express themselves fluently and have a reduced capacity to imagine and understand abstract concepts.

Let´s keep helping children in Chicoana!!! Please, keep kelping us to reach our dream!!!


Little by little, step by step... we can all make our dream come true!


We need your support for making this project come true.

Thanks to your support, 100 children will receive their first book and the school from Chicoana will be able to have their Reading Corner with new books and teachers will receive training to promote reading at school. These vulnerable children have little access to health services and education, and literacy materials. Fundación Leer will train five local teachers to promote literacy in children. In addition, 300 new books of children's literature to be distributed, bringing children to books and thereby encouraging them to read and stay in school.

"The school receives children from our town but also nearby municipalities. It is a school for children from 4 to 14 year. Most of these kids are lacking resources and are in need. I would really appreciate if we could work with Fundación Leer. There is a lot of work to do. My help along with your help is so important for this community”, said Olga Chauqui, Coordinator of the National Literacy and Basic Education for Young Adults, Ministry of Education, Chicoana, Salta.

Your donation is essential to ensure that children have access to books and discover the joy and value of reading.

We are pleased that today we begin to walk along with you the way to achieve a reading and literacy Argentina.

Thank you so much for joining our community “Leer”!


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Project Leader

Patricia Mejalelaty

Executive Director
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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