New Reading Corner for 210 at risk Argentine kids



Fundación Leer will develop community capacity to build a Reading Corner, a free and attractive library full of new and culturally approppriate books for 210 at risk children and their families.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

A Reading Corner will be built at a rural school located in Uquía, Province of Jujuy, Argentina, benefiting 210 at risk kids and their families. These low resource households have poor access to health/educational services and literacy materials. Fundación Leer will train ten local teachers to effectively promote literacy among kids in the facility. Also, 250 new children’s books will be bought and a Reading Corner assembled, bringing children closer to books and motivating them to read.

How will this project solve this problem?

Fundación Leer will train teachers on children’s literacy. Volunteers will create/inaugurate a Reading Corner with 250 new children’s books, offering literacy related activities. We will offer technical/pedagogical support and monitoring/evaluation.

Potential Long Term Impact

Children/Youth: enhance reading/writing/oral expression; read more for fun; succeed in school; value education for personal growth. Parents/Teachers: become good reading models; promote reading/literacy for children’s future; promote family reading.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,445

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,445 .  The original project funding goal was $6,445.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Patricia Mejalelaty

Executive Director
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos, Buenos Aires Argentina

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Map of New Reading Corner for 210 at risk Argentine kids
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