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 Children  Mexico Project #34734

Help children become book lovers in rural Mexico

by Libros para Todos Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Help children become book lovers in rural Mexico
Help children become book lovers in rural Mexico
Help children become book lovers in rural Mexico
Help children become book lovers in rural Mexico
Help children become book lovers in rural Mexico
Help children become book lovers in rural Mexico
Help children become book lovers in rural Mexico
Help children become book lovers in rural Mexico
Help children become book lovers in rural Mexico
Help children become book lovers in rural Mexico
Help children become book lovers in rural Mexico
Help children become book lovers in rural Mexico
Help children become book lovers in rural Mexico

Summary

Books can change the lives of children and developing the habit of reading at a young age will become a lifelong tool. When children read, they learn to become creative, empathetic and critical thinkers. In the spring of 2019, we wish to implement a large scale reading campaign in Mexico that unites 700 children from over a dozen rural villages. Children, teachers, and parents read a selected book together and then the author personally meets them in their villages. This will be our 6th year.

$15,000
total goal
$2,660
remaining
130
donors
4
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Mexico took the penultimate spot, out of 108 countries, in a UNESCO assessment of reading. Furthermore, although there are more literate people in Mexico than in previous generations, fewer people are actually reading. In most public schools, children do not read non-textbooks, and in rural communities most children grow up in homes that have no books. This is worrisome because reading fosters important critical thinking skills, empathetic behavior, and better communication skills.

Solution

Our mission is to inspire children to read more and we focus our efforts on children from low-income families, in rural communities where access to books is limited. But it is not just about giving books to children; it is about getting children excited to read! We achieve this by teaching educators how to make reading fun, by implementing reading campaigns, and by bringing authors to meet children in their communities to talk to them and motivate them to pursue their dreams.

Long-Term Impact

The project will work directly with 25 teachers and 700 children from rural and marginalized communities with the aim of instilling a habit and love of reading. We will achieve this by providing communities with books and then making meaningful experiences for children around reading. The book we have selected is called El Regalo del Elefante (Amira Valle) which is a beautiful story that includes activities to teach children how to practice mindfulness.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​makingreaders.org
Official website for Libros para Todos
Facebook page for Libros para Todos
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Organization Information

Libros para Todos

Location: Carrboro, NC - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Susan Neulist
Carrboro, NC United States
$12,340 raised of $15,000 goal
 
148 donations
$2,660 to go
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