In January of this year, Pueblo a Pueblo launched the Panabaj school library program, so that school children will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge through various books and have access to a wealth of information that may work to improve their education and literacy.
We started working together with the library committee consisting of several Panabaj School teachers, first presented to the Program Coordinator, Johanny, who has been supporting teachers in the process.
We have advanced in the following topics;
1. Security in the space where the library will be. A local blacksmith is preparing bars for door and windows that will serve to have a safe library in the school. Look at how it works in the photos!
2. Electricity. The library site is lacking electrical cables and thus, the teachers think that it is essential to fix the wiring as soon as possible.
3. Painting. It is important to have a nice place where children can feel good and in a happy ambiance. Once the library is painted we will decide what furniture will be most suitable for the space.
We are excited! The blacksmith will be doing the installation of the bars on Wednesday 17th.
Pueblo a Pueblo has recently hired a local Mayan woman to lead the coordination of the school library project from start to end. She will work closely with the library committe which is made up of student, parents and teachers from the Panabaj School. The children anxiously await access to reading books in their school!
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