With children stuck at home and parents struggling to juggle work, home, and the education of their children, we need books in rural villages now more than ever!
Though our popular 'Big Read' events are still postponed, we have been busy making sure that children can continue to learn and to develop the habit of reading.
We have inaugurated our first community center, located in a low-income neighborhood of Dolores Hidalgo. The center is free, offers internet, a computer, printer, tv (for televised classes), tables, chairs and all materials needed for kids to complete their online assignments. The center is supervised by an elementary school teacher and follows COVID-19 safety guidelines. Children are at a great risk of dropping out of school and we hope to decrease that risk by making it easier for them to keep up with their online classes.
We also have 5 fully functional pop-up libraries which are actively in circulation. Each one has about 170-200 books and spends about 3-4 months in a rural community.
Lastly, we continue to do food distributions because we know that food security is imperative. Distributions are made twice a month to families who have lost their sources of income.
If you would like to help out, we are looking for donations of books (preferably in Spanish), office supplies and art supplies. Email us to learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org
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