Education is the core of our work. Yet, one of the biggest challenges for educators is the fact that not all children have a love of learning. When you work the children of parents who are forced to eke out a living on less than five dollars per day, who in many cases, never went to school as children themselves, there are rarely books or other educational challenges at home.
The children of the Integral Heart Family School are mostly growing up in this kind of environment and even if many parents understand the importance of their education, they don´t have the tools nor the means to empower or inspire a love to learning in their children.
Here is where we do our magic with the children, sharing with them how fun learning can be through reading.
The library is one of our favorite projects. Being ourselves, voracious readers, we love to see our children picking up a book and reading it just for fun. We understand that all the worlds of adventure, imaginary places, stories of other people, countries, and cultures can open into a creative and fresh desire to learn. In an era in which technology, video games, cell phones and all kinds of other diversions are all over the place, seeing a child reading a book becomes even more heart-warming.
We love to sit with them, read all together, laugh, enjoy, pretend we are the characters and always, the kids just want more and bring more books to continue.
The older ones prefer to pick their own book and enter privately in a world of fantasy and wonders.
The impact this project is creating in our children is visible and tangible. They dream bigger, believe in themselves and are more open to new possibilities and opportunities.
Thank you all who made this project possible. Without you many worlds will be vanishing for our children
With best wishes,
All 80 children of the Integral Heart Family School