Early Childhood Literacy & Nutrition in Guatemala

by The Frances and Henry Riecken Foundation, Inc.
Vetted
Nov 28, 2011

Watch Alba Talk about Her Work

Family Learning
Family Learning

Alba Estrada is the library director in Chiche, Guatemala.  It is Alba who each week is running the pilot program for early childhood development and nutrition.  With your help we can extend this program to many more of our 64 libraries in Central America.  Please click on this link to watch Alba talk about her work with mothers and children in her community.  Mothers who are unable to read are learning along with their children.  They are learning that children need to have proper nutrition in order to learn.  The word is spreading and each week more mothers (and even one father) are showing up to learn with their children.  A nearby university student is coming to weigh the children.  Each parent is given a card with which to chart their childrens' progress.  

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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
Miami Springs, Florida United States
$2,808 raised of $17,500 goal
 
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