This project provides staffing and resources for two programs run by our partner Latidos from its library in Miraflores, Zaña.

The first is an after-school program that offers homework support and promotes literacy among children in partnership with area schools and Promolibro (a federal government agency).

An outreach component involves the librarian’s visiting the local school on a bicycle-powered library and reading to grade 3 students. Teachers have been so impressed with their students’ improvement that they are considering implementing a reading hour for each and every classroom.

 

 

The second component is a weekly support program for women that includes workshops in which mothers and children read and make crafts together.