Creating Girl Readers in Guatemala

by The Frances and Henry Riecken Foundation, Inc.
Nov 19, 2012

Girls Read, Girls Rule, Boys .......

Girls participating in a story hour.
Girls participating in a story hour.

As 2012 comes to a end help us bring this project to a close so that we can start another one.  A little more than $1800 is all we need to get a few more books into the hands of eager female readers.  Astrid, one of our young girl readers, is now in an international school in Guatemala on a scholarship and is asking in English for explanations about taxes, poverty and corruption.  Yes, Astrid!  So, you see what we can do for impoverished girls in Central America with your help.  

We start with story hours then book clubs.  Reading gives young girls confidence.  This weekend we are delivering a load of books to one of our libraries.  After a two hour drive the books will go into a boat for a 45-minute boat ride and then arrive at the library via a tuk tuk.  Long journey but there are lots of girls waiting eagerly for the new books.  Once the girls gain the reading habit then they are onto computers where the sky is the limit.  Thanks you so much for all of your contributions and hopefully you can give these girls a little bit more.  

Happy to see the arrival of new books.
Happy to see the arrival of new books.
Now the sky is the limit.
Now the sky is the limit.



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The Frances and Henry Riecken Foundation, Inc.

Location: Princeton, NJ - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
William Cartwright
Antigua, Sacatepequez Guatemala

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