New books and children's library in rural Misiones

$150 $11,219
Raised Remaining


Fundacion Leer will develop community capacity to build two Reading Corners, free and attractive libraries full of new and culturally appropriate books for 154 at-risk children and their families in 9 de Julio, Misiones.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The level of education of the people of Misiones Province is very low: the illiteracy rate in the province is 6.17%, almost triple the national average of 2.6%. Only 36.7% of individuals between 20 and 64 years old in the province have received secondary school education.

How will this project solve this problem?

Two children's libraries will be built at this rural school in 9 de Julio, Misiones, Argentina, benefiting 154 at risk children and their families. These vulnerable families have poor access to health/educational services and literacy materials. Fundacion Leer will train local teachers to effectively promote literacy among children. Also, 400 new books will be bought and two Reading Corners assembled, motivating them to read and stay at school.

Potential 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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $150

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $150 .  The original project funding goal was $11,369.


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Project Leader

Patricia Mejalelaty

Executive Director
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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