Thanks to funding received, we have implemented the first stage of this project at the community center located in Villa Elisa, Chaco.
The direct beneficiaries of the program are the 60 children who attend the Villa Elisa community centre.
The indirect beneficiaries of this project include the institution’s staff which receives pedagogical training and technical assistance throughout the year and the community in general which will have access to the books through their use of the Reading Corner.
The following highlights the actions developed by Fundación Leer to help the institution during this first stage of work.
- Initial training for the beneficiary institution’s staff.
- Selection of books.
- Pedagogical training and technical assistance.
- Distribution of helpful materials.
- Publicizing the program throughout the community.
- Construction of the Reading Corner.
- Conducting of motivational reading activities.
The training day, coordinated by a specialist from Fundación Leer, took place on March 18th in the Conproso headquarters located in Resistencia. In attendance at the training day were the centre coordinator, one of the scholastic support teachers, the physical education teacher and two community developers.
The completion of the Initial Training Day marked the beginning of another process which has been developing until the present day and which will continue throughout the program’s duration: the permanent training, which allows for a continuous channel of communication between Fundación Leer and the coordinators of each institution and allows for emerging situations to be tended to and resolved.
During the training day the program materials were distributed:
- A manual for the coordinators, which contains information on the program, guidelines and suggestions for working in each of the program’s stages.
- Activity workbooks for using in the training days dealing with the theme of reading promotion.
- Publishing house catalogues and order forms for selecting books.
The next steps will be:
- The Inauguration of the Reading Corner.
- The use of the space and the organization of various motivational reading activities.
- Participation in the Ninth National Reading Marathon.
“This program is excellent; I love the idea of being able to have reading material that suits the children’s interests, as well as being able to integrate more into the community. We are all very grateful and motivated to work towards improving the children’s quality of life” - Community center referral.