While we have definitely missed the face to face interactions with our community members, Pueblo a Pueblo has been finding new ways to connect with and serve our community. One of these ways has been through online workshops.
On July 29th, Rebeca and Johanny teamed up to lead a workshop entitled “Animación a la lectura en casa” or Encouraging Reading at Home. 17 participants, made up primarily of local teachers and parents, tuned in for this one hour workshop.
In it, they learned a variety of techniques about how to keep children engaged and excited throughout the entire reading process and beyond. Rebeca and Johanny shared that pre-reading and post-reading activities are especially important for enhanced comprehension and continued interest in reading!
Transitioning to the online workshop format was completely new for Pueblo a Pueblo, but Rebeca and Johanny were excited to continue supporting education in this way. The two shared that although they were concerned about the lack of direct interaction with their audience, they were pleased with the ability to reach a new and diverse group of participants. The online format made this content accessible to teachers and families that are not directly associated with Pueblo a Pueblo, allowing Rebeca and Johanny to expand their reach!
Although schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year here in Santiago Atitlán, our students are continuing their studies at home. It is with the help of our amazing sponsors and donors like you that we are able to continue supporting students during this crisis.
As we continue to adapt to meet the changing needs of our community, we are so grateful for your continued support of our students' education!