Support indigenous women's self-sufficiency in MX

by The Circle of Women
Jun 11, 2010

Help us bring literacy to women of Union y Suspiro!

This Spring, the Circle of Women expanded its bilingual literacy program “Reading with All Your Senses” to the village of Union y Suspiro, an adelea of Miramar. Augustina Lopez, will be teaching over twenty women using the highly successful literacy curriculum developed by Patty Tovar, Phd. Augustina is a Mixteca literacy teacher who has been working with us for over four years and was just in the US to present the innovative literacy curriculum at the We Learn conference in RI.

We need your help to fully implement this plan. Thank you to all who already donated!

Please help us raise $1,775 to meet our goal of $4,000 by June 15th to cover teacher salaries, supplies and materials, and travel costs. We can’t do it without your support.

Currently in Miramar, the graduates of the literacy program have created a mobile library, and have begun to write stores in Mixtec. The participants in the women's reading circle are reading story books and taking them home to share with their families. Getting books into homes will perhaps eventually lead to the reopening of the library in Miramar. We have also formed a new group to assist moms who have had little opportunity to practice reading increase their skills and at the same time help their children who are struggling with reading skills. This family reading program is intended to increase the use of reading to enrich the lives of the young mothers and their children. None of this could have happened without your support!


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The Circle of Women

Location: Chelsea, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
The Circle of Women
Project Leader:
Judith Lockhart Radtke
Staff Member
Chelsea, MA United States

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