Here you can read about Fundación Leer’s most recent programs, implemented in various locations nation-wide thanks to the support of sponsors, members, and friends that take part in our work.
In the last few months, the following programs have been implemented:
- In cooperation with Pan American Energy, the Family of Readers and Reading Corners in Libraries Programs and the Open Book Project are being carried out in educational institutions in the town of Sarmiento (Chubut Province). The programs strengthen the literacy efforts of schools and libraries through the training of teachers and librarians. All of the programs offer new books, in some cases for the creation of Reading Corners and in others for children to take home as their own. Additionally, this year the Family of Readers program has grown to incorporate the circulation of backpacks filled with books, games, and a diary for families to share with their children at home.
- Together with Aluar, the Family of Readers Program is being successfully implemented in Children’s Development Centers in Puerto Madryn. For the 6th year running, Aluar has contributed to Fundación Leer’s work in promoting literacy and reading and their elaboration at home.
- Together with the help of Xtrata Copper, the Open Book Project is being implemented in the town of Sorocayense (San Juan province) with the aim of creating a space for literatura with new children’s books and training teachers to be better mediators between the children and books.
- Thanks to the help of HSBC, a new Corporate Volunteer Program is being carried out in community centers and orphanages in seven provinces across the country. Volunteers from the sponsoring company spent here days reading aloud and participating in reading-related activities with disadvantaged children from their communities. At the end of the three days, each child was given the chance to take home a book of their own.
- Together with La Anónima, the Reading Challenge Program and the Reading Corners in Libraries Program are being carried out in the various localities with supermarket branches. Since 2008, La Anónima and Fundación Leer’s project has been helping to strengthen libraries and community agents of literacy and reading. Reading Corners with new books and the Reading Challenge program, which aims to integrate the libraries’ and formal and informal educational institutions’ efforts with increasing children’s desire to read, have been created.
- Thanks to the support of Santander Río Bank the Reading Marathon Program has been in place since 2004 in educational institutions in several different provinces. The program provides schools with a systematic means of creating self-motivated readers and organizes a three-day reading festival that includes family participation and provides books as gifts to children.
- Together with the Fundación Loma Negra, the Corporate Volunteering (Friends Telling Stories) has been implemented in a school in the La Boca neighborhood in Buenos Aires City. Foundation volunteers will make 6 visits to each year in the institution to read aloud to the children. The books read by the volunteers will then be incorporated into the school library and each child in the first grade will be able to choose a book as their own following the last reading session.