Rosmery is one of our teen reading promoters who receives funding for school in return for her literacy work with children in her community. She is eighteen but just started high school this year because she had to drop out for a while to help her family. Her father has only a first grade education …Continue Reading
On my final day in Concepcion, Daniel Guzman (our In-Country Director) and I held a workshop for our teen reading promoters. I hadn’t worked with them as a group since February and it was so gratifying to see them speaking up more, acting as a group rather than six individuals, expressing their appreciation for the program AND making …Continue Reading
I visited Puertas Abiertas (Open Doors) today, a small children’s library in Santiago Atitlan that Reading Village has supported with donations of books. Puertas Abiertas is a project of Starfish One by One, they have several projects around Lake Atitlan that promote the growth and development of children. I am excited about the conversation we …Continue Reading
I had so much fun yesterday watching our teen reading promoters in action! They read stories, led the children at the daycare centers in song and dance and did arts and crafts. I am very proud of their progress. They are no longer nervous in front of the groups of kids which allows them greater …Continue Reading
Daniel and I spent the day with four of our teen reading promoters who were able to come to Guatemala City to attend the International Book Fair. The kids had the proud pleasure of being introduced to our colleagues who do literacy work around the country, browse through all kinds of books, watch other storytellers …Continue Reading
Amilcar and Alejandra created a market setting with baskets full of plastic fruit and books (some donated by Reading Village!) for the kids to sample and then engaged large groups of kids with their skillful and dynamic storytelling.