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Outreach reading projects for rural Mexican kids.

by Libros para Todos
Outreach reading projects for rural Mexican kids.
Outreach reading projects for rural Mexican kids.
Outreach reading projects for rural Mexican kids.
Outreach reading projects for rural Mexican kids.
Outreach reading projects for rural Mexican kids.
Outreach reading projects for rural Mexican kids.
Outreach reading projects for rural Mexican kids.
Outreach reading projects for rural Mexican kids.

Summary

Our goal is to develop closer relationships with teachers and children in rural Mexican communities and to provide high quality year-round projects that encourage a love of reading. We can do this by growing our volunteer program, expanding our pop-up library services, and offering a creative writing summer camp for kids who otherwise don't have access to books, libraries, and summer learning opportunities.

$12,000
total goal
$1,953
remaining
91
donors
6
monthly donors
7
months

Challenge

Although there are more literate people in Mexico now than ever before, fewer books are actually being read. Increasing access to books is not enough. Projects that make reading and/or writing fun must be included. We have learned that donated books just collect dust unless they are integrated into a reading program that includes teachers and parents.

Solution

By working with rural elementary schools year round, the Libros para Todos team is able to more closely develop relationships with teachers, parents and children as well as to making reading and writing activities a part of everyday life for children. This outreach program will allow schools to have access to books, a reading coordinator and volunteers to ensure that children are inspired and encouraged to keep up the habit of reading throughout the year.

Long-Term Impact

This program will reach approximately 7 schools including approximately 350 children. The habit of reading must be developed at a young age in order for it to last a lifetime.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​makingreaders.org
Official website for Libros para Todos
Facebook page for Libros para Todos
Instagram page for Libros para Todos

Organization Information

Libros para Todos

Location: Carrboro, NC - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Daniela Franco
Carrboro, NC United States
$10,047 raised of $12,000 goal
 
123 donations
$1,953 to go
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