This month we asked our Learning Journey travelers to share what it is they are grateful for. They have traveled with us to Guatemala, witnessed the impact of our work first hand, and have an intimate appreciation for the power of education, leadership, and literacy to interrupt generational poverty in rural, indigenous communities. Here’s what Cynthia had to say:
Dear Reading Village,
I am thankful for your work on so many levels. First and foremost is the ambitious and caring vision of bringing literacy to the children in Guatemalan villages. Next is the realization of the vision by training wonderful local young readers and leaders in the community who in turn inspire and mentor the little school children as well as their families. And I am especially thankful for having had the opportunity to journey with Reading Village with my granddaughter, Samantha, to witness, experience, and support the beautiful vision firsthand and to see how perfectly all the pieces of this vision are woven together like the lovely textiles made by the Guatemalan women.
Thank you for all that you do.
Cynthia Warshaw, 2016 Learning Journey Traveler