From Books on Horseback to Books on Wheels

by The Frances and Henry Riecken Foundation, Inc.
Vetted
Feb 23, 2012

These Kids Need Books on Wheels

Riecken volunteer reads to kindergarten students
Riecken volunteer reads to kindergarten students

As we have a ways to go on funding this project books are still being delivered by horseback and four-wheel drive to our more remote locations in Honduras.  There has been a lot of bad news out of Honduras lately.  Some have called it the most dangerous country on the planet, perhaps a failed state.  All the better reason to increase efforts to give some hope to the many wonderful people who just happen to live there.  The kids pictured below are in kindergarten in the Chorti village of San Rafael.  Their books come from the Riecken library in Copan Ruinas.  Riecken volunteers do story hours for the children.  They talk about the stories and have the children do drawings about the stories and color them. With a fully stocked bibliobus we could take many more books to the children in this community.  We could offer them hope for a brighter future.  

Like children everywhere they love a story
Like children everywhere they love a story
Children are encouraged to illustrate the story
Children are encouraged to illustrate the story
Fierce concentration!
Fierce concentration!

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The Frances and Henry Riecken Foundation, Inc.

Location: Princeton, NJ - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.riecken.org
Project Leader:
William Cartwright
President
Emerald Hills, CA United States

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