Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala

by Pueblo a Pueblo, Inc.
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Help Build School Libraries in Rural Guatemala
Jul 5, 2016

Student Leaders Take Charge

Student Literacy Ambassadors
Student Literacy Ambassadors

Our partner schools have seen much more activity in their libraries since the beginning of the year -- in part because of the efforts of a group of student leaders known as Literacy Ambassadors.

At the beginning of the school year in late January, each of our partner schools chose a group of 8 fifth and sixth grade students to be Literacy Ambassadors. After the first month of the year, however, the teachers and librarians found that the older students’ excitement about being Ambassadors was waning. They met with the students, and decided to choose a new group of third and fourth grade students that would be more likely to motivate their peers.

Since teachers at La Cumbre and Chacaya schools chose the younger groups of Literacy Ambassadors in mid-March, the libraries have seen a huge increase in student participation. The student ambassadors are responsible for guiding other students to the library during their 30 minute recess, and assisting in each day’s literacy activities. For example, on days when the recess activity is reading stories in the library, student ambassadors will each read a story out loud to a small group of other students.

The enthusiastic participation of the new Literacy Ambassadors has helped to significantly increase student use of the libraries. At the beginning of the year, students were only borrowing books from the library on Wednesdays, which had been designated as book-borrowing day. In February and March, students at Chacaya school borrowed only 54 and 58 books, respectively. Since April, however, students have been going to the library every day of the week to borrow books. In April, May, and June, students borrowed 201, 302, and 330 books!

We’re excited to see more students excited about reading, and to see student literacy ambassadors leading their peers!

Literacy Ambassadors in the library
Literacy Ambassadors in the library
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Pueblo a Pueblo, Inc.

Location: Neenah, WI - USA
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Pueblo a Pueblo, Inc.
Andrew Wilson
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Andrew Wilson
Executive Director
Neenah, WI United States

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