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Build More Literate Communities in Rural Honduras

by Un Mundo
Build More Literate Communities in Rural Honduras
Build More Literate Communities in Rural Honduras
Build More Literate Communities in Rural Honduras
Build More Literate Communities in Rural Honduras
Build More Literate Communities in Rural Honduras
Build More Literate Communities in Rural Honduras
Build More Literate Communities in Rural Honduras
Build More Literate Communities in Rural Honduras
Build More Literate Communities in Rural Honduras
Build More Literate Communities in Rural Honduras
Build More Literate Communities in Rural Honduras
Build More Literate Communities in Rural Honduras
Build More Literate Communities in Rural Honduras

This story tells the happiness and satisfaction of a teacher, who, thanks to playful programming and through reading aloud, has seen a significant improvement in her students' ability to read and write.

Formal education is linear, boring, it evaluates based on statistics, it is not interactive... but the programming that is promoted through the Literacy Connections program promoted by the organization Un Mundo, tells us that the best way to learn is to play. It works from a participatory approach, where the child can make mistakes without being questioned, and above all to enter the cycle of learning, unlearning, learning...

As a teacher it is satisfactory to learn different teaching and learning techniques, and that manages to capture the interest and motivation of the child in the classroom. This program is changing the way you see education and educate.

I am convinced that the improvement in the quality of education, and the results in children, are fantastic, because we are using art as education, from an imaginative and creative perspective.

However, none of these successes would be possible without the contribution of the people who join this cause. Let's keep making dreams come true for those with less possibilities.



Testimony of a girl:

Despite being only 10 years old, I love reading. And it gives me so much satisfaction and happiness, that now I can express myself better, and have a better reading comprehension.

A few days ago, I competed in the First Regional Meeting of Children's Stories and obtained the first place in the category of adolescents, where children aged 10-14 from different educational centers participated. This award is the constancy and love for reading that I have cultivated for almost 3 years in the programming of the Library that drives the organization Un Mundo.

I am so happy to be a leader that helps other children to create the habit of reading, and especially to share my learning to others. This is just the beginning of many dreams that I make reality.

John Maxwell said: "Our candle is not extinguished by giving light to others"

I fell in love with this thought, which now I put at the service of others every learning acquired in the day to day of my reading or school hours.

I am sure that, if we continue to promote reading and education as a means of change, we will have achieved a significant change in the lives of others.

My dream, and that of many children would not be possible without the support of you who make your donations or contributions, for this reason I invite you to continue supporting this program initiative of the organization Un Mundo.


Girls enjoying reading
Girls enjoying reading


Reading is a magical adventure that creates happiness, imagination, transformation, and this can be perceived in our girls in this story.

This story shows us that to want to learn there is no age limit, and that the imagination can create wonderful stories.

Testimonials of girls:

Girl 1. Reading is our passion, we create our own stories, and we enjoy everything we do in our reading time. Now I need to read, and despite being only 10 years old, I have already read 8 books, and it helped me improve my reading and writing skills in my school.

Girl 2. I cannot read and write yet, but that is not a limitation to be able to create what I want. I use the drawings and I tell them my story created with my imagination. Since I do this, I feel super happy, and I enjoy coming to the library every day.

All these stories are reality thanks to their valuable collaboration. Keep making a difference in the lives of these children, and together we continue to build dreams for them.

Reading, crossing borders...

Reading has no limits in our program, and we reach all those communities isolated from the road in order to promote the habit of reading, improving educational quality, analytical, constructive criticism and change.

Our story today tells the story of a 10-year-old boy, who fell in love with reading, and who today has become a reading promoter to tell the magic that this addiction has made in him.

His passion is so great, that he dedicates himself to the production of unpublished books with small narratives that captivate the attention of children, young people and adults. Their stories travel through all the communities of the Cangrejal River basin sector, and together with other friends they are able to awaken the curiosity and imagination of more children.

At his young age, he tells us the following:

"Before I was bored reading, but after entering the program that drives Un Mundo, I learned to read and write better, then I was passionate reading, and now I need to have a book in my hands. I have learned to lose the fear of speaking in public, of relating to others, of understanding things that were difficult before. Today I can say that reading makes magic "

As well as this history of change, there are many more, and that has been thanks to the friendly hand of many people like you, who have joined our dreams. Dreams that are now a reality.

For all these achievements, we invite you to continue supporting, and to invite new people, so that together we can transform the lives of many more people and achieve a significant and sustainable change in their lives.

Children customizing the Indian Lempira
Children customizing the Indian Lempira


To understand the present, it is necessary to know the past, and for this reason, our literacy program works to rescue the culture and tradition of its people.

The students of the schools personify our hero "the Indian Lempira" to promote respect and maintain the autochthonous roots.

Our literacy goes beyond teaching to read and write, we work in critical and constructive analysis, the understanding of cultural traditions and their importance in our environment and life.

The children wear a disguise imitating our cacique Lempira, and they teach adults about the importance of struggling to achieve their ideals, where leadership can bring about change in their communities. Personifying a hero, makes them appropriate that instinct for survival, but from a perspective of social projection to advance their people. The education received, formed in values allows for a leadership that is more aware of the reality of their communities to look for solutions in a constructive and sustainable manner.

 They will continue to wear a hero's cape to inspire other children, youth and adults, and to teach in a fun way the importance of education as an agent of change and transformation of lives.

Thank you very much for opening your heart and being part of our collaborators. You are part of our success, and we will continue that same path, changing lives in a meaningful way.


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Un Mundo

Location: Mountain View, CA - USA
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Project Leader:
Amanda Blewitt
Mountain View, CA United States

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