The project will benefit 220 children who attend The Balbino Arizu Elementary School in San Rafael, Mendoza in Argentina, a country where 52% of the children between 15 and 17 years cannot understand properly a simple text. The program looks to increase the amount of books read by the children and to enhance their reading situations. To do so, we will send 150 new books of children's literature so teachers will have quality material that invites the children to read.
Since the 90s, education system in Argentina has been deteriorating, arriving today to an important crisis. Children from low-income families are at especially high risk for reading failure. This program tries to respond to the needs of the school "1-321 Balbino Arizu" located in a remote area in Villa Atuel, San Rafael, Mendoza. The school needs books to enhance literacy development on children in a province where 25.7% of the population lives under the poverty line.
Fundacion Leer will provide the school with 150 new literature children's books. Children will be requested to read 20 books in the school year. In addition, we'll send 64 books for independent reading developed by Fundacion Leer in order to promote the continuity of independent reading situations in a journey of eight titles of progressive complexity. They are titles created specifically to generate autonomous reading practices. School will receive a total of 214 new books.
Strengthen the formation of 220 children as autonomous readers - Widen and diversify the experiences of reading in the children's journeys - Make aware the importance of reading in the general development of the children involved and create an alliance between the schools and the families - Parents will acquire resources to promote literacy at home and so the literacy education of the entire family will be strengthened. - In the future, children will become active members of society.