Build More Literate Communities in Rural Honduras

by Un Mundo
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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

READING IN TIMES OF COVID

Our days would have been dreary and boring, locked at home, not having so much to do. However, the Un Mundo organization was able to create a playful work methodology that allowed us to continue reading from home, without putting our health at risk.

Every week we receive at home our work guides and the different reading options with extension activities to develop each one of them. It has been amazing all this time, as we have been able to have hours of family reading.

And the most interesting thing is that every week we have new storybooks, with real and educational stories about the pandemic, and other topics of daily life, which makes there more interest and motivation to have our reading activities.

We want to thank the Un Mundo organization and all the people who collaborate with this project, and tell them that without this support our lives would not be the same. Hopefully more people can join this wonderful life-changing cause.

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The before and now of our protagonist
The before and now of our protagonist

SUCCESS STORY

Un Mundo bets a lot on local human resources, and works on all its programs promoting volunteering as an agent of sustainable change for rural communities.

 

TESTIMONY:

It was 2010, and when I was barely 10 years old, I heard about the story-time programming carried out by the Un Mundo organization, and how happy the children were participating. I was invited to participate in this activity, which was carried out by employees of the organization, and in some cases, by children from the community. After the first day of participation, I fell in love with this program, and I wanted to attend every day, I was aware of the entry time, and when the activity ended, I did not want to go home. My interest was so great that I decided to learn a lot, in order to be the facilitator of this activity. In a year of participation, I was chosen when I was just 11 years old, to carry out story hours in my community, where other children participated, younger, equal and older, and that made me feel proud of myself.

Later, when I was 14 years old, I began to lead a program called Bibliobandido, which is a kind of mobile library, with a variety of recreational activities, to visit neglected communities, with limited access to information and educational resources. Now with 20 years of age, and with 10 being a volunteer of the organization, I became a Senior Mentor, coordinating all literacy activities in 9 communities where the program is located.

And just like my experience, there are other young people who are in key positions within the Un Mundo organization, which makes us feel enormous pride, since we have been able to grow personally and professionally, starting a university career, serving as inspiration to other children. This is what makes Un Mundo different from many organizations in the country, it firmly believes in human potential, regardless of conditions or educational level. It is an inclusive organization, which provides opportunities to grow, and believe in yourself.

For other young people to follow in my footsteps, I invite you to give us your collaboration and support for this program, and serving as a link with family and friends so that they make their donation, so that they join this noble cause.

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LITERACY IN COVID-19 TIMES...

The pandemic has not been limiting to reach each family with our programming, and children enjoy their quarantine days, playing and learning with our activities.

 In the region where the Un Mundo organization works, it is not possible to use technology for educational work, since some of the communities do not have electricity or a cell phone signal, so a parcel box was created, where the weekly work is deposited, taking all the security measures and protocols, to ensure that there is no risk of contagion.

 The children have found in the Un Mundo organization, a window and opportunity, to continue enriching their knowledge.

 GIRLS 'TESTIMONY:

Evidence 1:

When we were told that we should be locked up at home because of the pandemic, I was sad to know that I could not attend the programming of the Un Mundo organization, nor my school. But to my surprise, the organization worked out guides with exercises and activities that we could carry out at home. Now I spend entertaining and fun, and above all learning, despite the crisis we are experiencing.

 Evidence 2:

The days go by quickly, and every week I am waiting for the working guides of the Un Mundo organization, to be able to continue entertaining and learning. Without the support of the Un Mundo organization, our confinement would be very stressful.

 If you already collaborate with this program, we thank you. If you still don't, we invite you to join this cause and spread the word among your friends. This program is changing the lives of many children, and teaching different ways of learning.

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP AS AGENTS OF CHANGE...

Literacy is not only limited to the teaching of reading and writing, it is to develop leadership skills as a theory of change.

TESTIMONY:

We girls, adolescents and young people are violated our rights for being a woman. However, when we enter a pedagogical training process, our opportunities expand, and we are able to be agents of change.

I remember that before I was unable to speak in public, to express feelings or emotions, to be able to support other young people. And now that I am part of the organization, and that I have received training in leadership issues, I am able to lead literacy programming in my community with almost 60 people (boys, girls, young people), and this makes me proud of myself, and it has been inspiration for other women.

Many dreams are not fulfilled, due to the lack of opportunities, but this program has been able to offer safe participation spaces, and you can look at the impact it is causing in our lives.

For other adolescent girls to continue to grow their leadership, we need their contribution, and to keep spreading the word. And thank you from the heart for everything you do with your valuable collaboration.

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A PROGRAM THAT LOVES...

The literacy program is reaching more than 500 children in postponed communities, without access to information and resources. It is a program that falls in love.

Testimony of three girls:

-I love to come to programming every afternoon because I learn in a fun way, and because I have space to interact with other girls in my community, where we learn from each other.

-The program helps me strengthen school areas that I have weakness, and most importantly, I have developed leadership skills that allow me to speak in public without fear.

-I'm an outgoing girl, who loves to draw, listen and read stories. And, above all, I am proud to be able to help other girls who need support.

To continue having this impact on our communities, be sure to support, and above all, be our voice with other people.

¡Dreams come true when together we paddle in the same direction!

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Location: Menlo Park, CA - USA
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Amanda Blewitt
Mountain View, CA United States
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