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With the generous support of nearly 250 individual donors, Pueblo a Pueblo started its School Library program in 2010 to give children access to books and literacy programs in the community of ChukMuk. Guatemala holds the lowest literacy rate inCentral America, and second lowest on the United Nations' Human Development Index for the region
Even when children are able to attend primary school, teachers have few literacy education materials, and libraries are almost nonexistent in rural Guatemala. PaP helps Guatemalan elementary school students become independent and life-long readers by providing books, materials, and training for their teachers. We aim to foster a child-friendly environment, and encourage a love of reading by providing both access to engaging reading material and a safe space to learn and play.
We even make it possible for children to read even when they don’t have a scheduled library time, the books come to their classroom with “traveling suitcases,” which are full of the materials teachers need to lead literacy activities in their own classrooms.