New books and children's library in rural Misiones

by Fundacion Leer
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Summary

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.
$150
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.leer.org.ar

Organization Information

Fundacion Leer

Location: Buenos Aires - Argentina
Website: http:/​/​www.leer.org.ar
Project Leader:
Patricia Mejalelaty
Executive Director
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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