New books and children's library in Chicoana-Salta

by Fundacion Leer
$2,022 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
Fundacion Leer will develop community capacity to build one Reading Corner, free and attractive libraries full of new and culturally appropriate books for 100 at-risk children and their families.


Salta is a province with high levels of poverty. It is the third province with the highest percentage of population living in households with unsatisfied basic needs (31.6% vs. a national average of 17.7% and 27.8% Regional, 2001). In turn, the gross geographic product in Salta for 2008 ($ 3,136) is below the national average ($ 6,800). Moreover, the income gap, which increased from 11.2% in 1995 to 25.9% in 2002, registering a significant increase (131%).


A children's library will be built at this rural school in Chicoana, Salta, Argentina, benefiting 100 at risk children and their families. These vulnerable families have poor access to health/educational services and literacy materials. Fundacion Leer will train 5 local teachers to effectively promote literacy among children. Also, 300 new children's books will be bought and a Reading Corner assembled, bringing children closer to books and motivating them to read and stay at school.

Long-Term Impact

Children/Youth: enhance reading/writing/oral expression; read more for fun; succeed in school; value education for personal growth. Parents/Teachers: become good reading models; promote reading/literacy for children's future; promote family reading.


Organization Information

Fundacion Leer

Location: Buenos Aires - Argentina
Project Leader:
Patricia Mejalelaty
Executive Director
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina