Celebrating 10 Years of Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Poverty.
Bring out the piñatas, Reading Village is celebrating it’s 10th year! And we have much to celebrate. Your investment in literacy, education and youth leadership is breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty. And the building blocks that make this possible are not bricks and mortar, but rather the critical ingredients of developing human capacity.
Let’s take a closer look at the first of ten critical ingredients in our unique approach to develop human capital in Guatemala.
In order to be efficient and effective a team needs to be well-resourced. In any of our partner communities you can easily spot our youth leaders. They each proudly carry their Reading Village book bag filled with the resources they use in their literacy promotion activities with children. Three-ring binders, lesson planning sheets and calendars, pens, storybooks, puppets, construction paper, crayons and more equip these youth every day as they lift the generation behind them with the skill and love of reading. Eric creatively used his materials to make giant dice, one with letters and one with numbers. The children in his reading activities take turns rolling the dice and sharing a word with the number of letters indicated by the one die and starting with the letter indicated by the other.
Program Resources is Human Capital Building Block #10. We’ll be counting down each month with a from-the-field, human example of how your contributions support the development of human capital in our partner communities and create a cycle of opportunity for children full of potential just waiting to be realized.
Head over to our blog to enjoy the latest video summarizing our innovative model of community development, the impact we've made together thus far, and our vision for the future. This year we are celebrating ten years of impact, but we’ve only just begun. Reading Village will not stop until every child has the opportunity to fulfill his or her potential.
Thank you for your partnership in this important work,
Founder & Executive Director, Reading Village
PS: We'll be in Guatemala April 7-14 and we'd love for you to follow along on Facebook and our blog to catch all the fun and inspiration!