Apr 12, 2019

Reading Families, healthier Children

Reading Early Childhood Development promotes better nutrition habits and stimulating the children curiosity to induce the world around them. The objective is train to children caregivers (fathers and mothers) in diverse reading techniques and preparation of nutritive food.

Results achieved: Reading to Grow guide has been implemented, using as methodological material:

-        Mural Poster of the 7 skills to approach reading to children.

-        Health and reading early childhood development.

-        The measuring chart to keep track of reading progress by age and healthy diet according to age.

Healthier families. 15 mothers were incorporated mothers to reading promotion strategy. Mothers and fathers are encouraged to implement a reading corner at home; of them, 10 have joined the opening of a space to promote reading in their children. Mothers and fathers invite their neighbors to read the books their children take from the library

-        20 Mothers read with their children.

-        30 children encouraged to read.

-        10 children read independently without support from their parents.

The Riecken Guatemala Foundation empowers Caregivers, mothers and fathers, to approach books and reading to their kids and sharing knowledge to improve better nutrition habits at home.

All Riecken Community Libraries offer early childhood development and nutrition programs, quality books and safe places to read and learn, support for skills taught by the schools, story circles and more, Riecken Community Libraries brings opportunity to underserved regions of Central America that need it most! 

This Reading program is being supported by all “Globalgivinners” and BFB Foundation.

Learn more about the work of the Riecken Foundation and its network of community libraries in Guatemala.

Apr 12, 2019

Sustainability for women's entrepreneurial efforts

Mujeres, Manos a la obra (Women, Let’s do it!) is a sustainability initiative for the libraries’ entrepreneurial initiatives (women’s group).Two components have been planned: 1) savings and credit, which motivates to create the habit of saving and 2) loans, with which women will obtain timely financing to undertake productive and economic activities.

That initiative was socialized with board’s members of community libraries to know the proposal and affirm participation in the process.

A savings and credit manual has been developed from the perspective of women to implement in mid-May in all communities.

It has already been socialized in the 5 communities, including community leaders, women's organizations, municipalities, non-governmental organizations and government to publicize the benefits of the initiative. At the moment, more than 50 women entrepreneurs have shown interest in being part of the process. It is expected to start in the middle of May 2019.

This women’s empowerment program is being supported by all “Glogbalgivinners” and BFB Foundation.

The Riecken Guatemala Foundation empowers girls and women through its network of community libraries.

In Guatemala, 46 women have implemented a pilot of Mujeres, manos a la obra. A small step to learn how savings could support the sustainability of their entrepreneurial efforts.

Learn more about the work of the Riecken Foundation and its network of community libraries in Guatemala.

Jan 18, 2019

Reading you can improve healthier habits at home

Caregivers trained by library
Caregivers trained by library

“The majority of mothers have 2 or 3 children between 1 to 4 years; they constantly meet to evaluate the progress of their children. Within these conversations arise comments on how productive the program has been and how it has helped them in the formation of some habits and especially to approach children to reading. And how workshops and sessions they have received supports them in their homes for good practices in the reading area and in improving the nutrition of their children. According to testimonies’ mothers, many of them have stopped practicing the bad habits they had with their family and improve the health of their family.

Reading Early Childhood Development promotes better nutrition habits and stimulating the children curiosity to induce the world around them. The objective is train to children caregivers (fathers and mothers) in diverse reading techniques and preparation of nutritive food.

Achieved Results:

  • Children Caregivers approach Reading at home
  • More hygienic, better and healthier food is prepared at home
  • Children Caregivers have trained other caregivers (especially, other mothers) as a multiplier effect of Reading techniques with 20 children under 5 years.

The Riecken Guatemala Foundation empowers Caregivers, mothers and fathers, to approach books and reading to their kids and sharing knowledge to improve better nutrition habits at home.

All Riecken Community Libraries, as Ventanas abiertas al futuro library, offer early childhood development and nutrition programs, quality books and safe places to read and learn, support for skills taught by the schools, story circles and more, Riecken Community Libraries brings opportunity to underserved regions of Central America that need it most! 

This Reading program is being supported by all “Glogalgivinners” and BFB Foundation.

Learn more about the work of the Riecken Foundation and its network of community libraries in Guatemala.

Cooking at library
Cooking at library
Mother train to other mothers
Mother train to other mothers

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