Early Childhood Literacy & Nutrition in Guatemala

by The Frances and Henry Riecken Foundation, Inc.
Nov 1, 2011

Lots of local interest in the project

Playing and learning at the same time
Playing and learning at the same time

During this month one mother with two children has joined the group plus five more small children that are attending it on their own.  The children have been very active and curious about the activities and games that are part of the pre-reading techniques.  Thanks to your kind donations the children’s corner at the library has now more educational materials, games and small chairs and tables.  The mothers are very enthusiastic to see their children start to pronounce the vowels, the letters and to recognize their shape.  Some of these mothers don’t know how to read and write themselves.  Also they are learning about hygiene practices to prepare food and their proper storage.

 We have new important partners to make this program more efficient and measurable.  They are a coordinator from the local health center who talked about nutrition in the last session and registered the weight and height of the attending children; and a student from the Rafael Landivar University who is evaluating the program and developing tools to measure the program’s impact in the children’s learning process.

As this program is becoming more popular in the town of Chiche, more mothers and children are joining it.  We need your support to attend them all and make sure that they have a healthy head start in their education process and eventually become successful citizens.   

Each week more children and parents arrive
Each week more children and parents arrive
Local official now coming to weigh the children
Local official now coming to weigh the children



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The Frances and Henry Riecken Foundation, Inc.

Location: Princeton, NJ - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.riecken.org
Project Leader:
William Cartwright
Miami Springs, Florida United States
$2,938 raised of $17,500 goal
121 donations
$14,562 to go
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