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.
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.
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.
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.