Changing Lives through Information in Central America

Reading Takes You Far!

by riecken_admin | August 23, 2013

Riecken Community Libraries and Project MIDEH/USAID are fostering social participation to improve the quality of education in Honduras.

Through the “Reading Takes You Far” project, Riecken Community Libraries promotes the strengthening of skills in librarians, teachers and reading promoters.  Based on the Basic National Curriculum aimed at developing reading habits, the goal is for students from 1st to 6th grade to improve their performance in their Spanish language class.

Practicing doing story hours with children in Nueva Ocotepeque.

The project promotes the active participation of citizens through a program that provides donations to civil society organizations that focus on improving the quality of education, especially in villages that have critical educational, socio-economic and criminal indicators.

With technical and financial support from USAID/MIDEH, the involvement of the Education Secretariat, local governments and the participation of different civil organizations, it is expected to achieve significant advances in the improvement of the Basic National Curriculum design, its application and social involvement in the following of National Education System achievements.

To learn more about our project click here.

Launch of the project in La Paz: Santa Maria

Teachers and parents practice reading out loud in Lejamaní, Comayagua.