Fifteen eager youth in the community of Concpeción and nine in Pujujil gathered to kick off the year. They were presented with their book bags, lit candles representing the light of literacy, made a commitment to transform the lives of children in their communities and then carried that commitment out into the world.
I remember vividly just two years ago our first meeting ever with the first teen reading promoters in Concepcion. Julio Cesar's beet-red face belied his embarrassment at having to crow like a rooster whenever it came up in a story being read aloud. It was so challenging for him I wondered to myself if he'd ever be capable of reading a story in …Continue Reading