Reading opens the mind in a myriad of ways from exploring new worlds, understanding people from different areas and confronting the realities that face each of us day to day. A literate population is a backbone of a healthy country, growing economy and informed public. Over the years in sponsoring the Backpack Project it has become abundantly clear that promoting literature and reading in general is not only critical for future development but is often missing when students have participated in the week of scholastic reinforcement. Specifically, students have been clamoring for greater access to books and opportunities to read and understand.
Project Superlectoras. The goal is to not only provide a book, but also to help nourish a passion for reading and work with children focused on reading comprehension.
Objective of Project Superlectoras:
- Promote reading and access to books in Peru and Bolivia.
- Encourage and expand reading time in elementary schools.
- Provide free of charge to children the book “Las Aventuras de Paloma”.
Project Superlectoras is carried out with local community groups throughout Peru in public elementary schools. The project works with children between the ages of 5 to 12 years and old with a focus on empowering reading and encouraging increased literacy in the school through the following interactive workshops.
So far, over 12,000 children participated in the SuperLectoras Project, in public schools in marginal communities in rural and urban areas of the country have benefited. Your support is need so we can continue to expand SuperLectoras to every classroom in Peru and Bolivia.