The library Program
Contribute to improve the interpersonal relationships and self-esteem of the children and Adolescents at social risk of the Laureles Sur Community through their integration to reading activities.
- 1,507 children, attended the Library, exceeding the proposed goal of serving 752 children and 755 girls
- 655 Children and adolescents from 3 schools (Louis Feinstein “Laureles Sur”, Brother Tom Patterson and My First Letters), read stories in their classrooms
- 670 children, participated in 2 Reading festivals
- 2 Reading sessions held in (streets and houses of the Laureles Sur neighborhood), in which approximately 120 children participated.
- 22 users (children, pre-school and 1st grade girls), accompanied by their parents, made a loan of 164 books, to the “Library” to promote the reading of stories from home.
- 13 Children and adolescents aged 10 to 18 years old were trained in reading promotion for reading inside and outside of the Library.
- 140 children, from the Alan Shawn Feinstein community pre-school , attended the Library to listen to readings in high voice, see stories in audiovisual media, make paintings and read the images of the books.
- 2 days of reading both with the support of Fundación Libros Para Niños (LPN), one in honor of the death anniversary of Eduardo Báez, he began visiting home to read stories, the second was on vacation, the rolling corner of LPN with the loudspeaker invited NN to go out and make readings in the corners of the neighborhood, for this day of counted on the support of 10 scholars.
- 2 festivals and a Latin American Reading Marathon; they were made within the framework of the celebration of the 8th Anniversary of the RC and of the Book Day. 1,000 girls and boys were able to enjoy books and reading.
- 2 exhibitions, the first on Rubén Darío, held at the NITCA Auditorium, lasted 3 days, coordinating with the Louis Feinstein and My First Letters schools. The second about Don Quixote de la Mancha using printed and audiovisual media made at the Louis Feinstein School in commemoration of the day of the book.
- Afternoons of Reading in commemoration to the day of the Oral Narration, Children’s Day, and End of the Year Party.
- II declamation contest with the slogan “Poems, Verses of Love” integrating NNA of the 3 intervention schools of the project, approximately 450 children participated.
Impact of the Project
Reading in pre-school children has aroused curiosity when listening to readings and being exposed to books, they have recognized the importance of images and decoding letters, being the preamble to reading learning.
In primary school children, reading skills have been strengthened by reading personal or collective stories, most of the time in high you.
For some parents, the Corner of Stories is a space where children enjoy stories and strengthen reading, forming values, knowledge and a door that helps overcome emotional situations or violence to which they are exposed.
At the level of organizations that work with children and adolescents (in the neighborhood) recognize the work that is done to promote reading in schools and community.
Impact of the “Culture” Project
The integration of children and adolescents into the different artistic and cultural disciplines has favored the strengthening of their abilities intrinsically linked to the strengthening of self-esteem, through the participation and exposure of talents in public.
Mothers of families see the project as a space where their sons and daughters advance and progress due to the acquired learning and are willing to form a committee of parents to support initiatives that promote fundraising in 2018.
It facilitates community cohesion and the recognition of the artistic talent of children and adolescents.
In this period there was a deficiency of specialized books for preschool children, which must contain large images with short texts, of which there is no inventory, to overcome this lack recourse to oral narration, audiovisual media and the art.
Lack of interest of adolescents to support the promotion of reading, to motivate them, a workshop was held, but adolescents do not respond to the motivation to become active in reading promotion, although they do support the assembly of activities for this purpose.
In the end of the year evaluation, the children proposed to remove the desk from the library, to expand the space with more gutters and new books, request that remains to be resolved in 2018.
THE LIBRARY (CORNER OF TALES)