Less than 30 percent of children in Guatemala graduate from primary school. Most indigenous girls only attend two or three years of schooling. Rural primary schools have few educational resources—most have no books. Our literacy programs prepare indigenous children for academic success and beyond. Because indigenous children in this region of Guatemala speak only their local Mayan language, the village literacy programs focus on teaching the child to read and write in Spanish, which is the language of the national school curriculum.
Our Let’s Read! Literacy Program
Let’s Read! has been designed to promote childhood literacy through:
Providing a variety of beautifully illustrated reading books
Offering reading and numeracy educational games
Sending our Maya Jaguar high school students to the literacy villages through one of the students’ community service programs to teach reading skills and basic numeracy to young children
How you can help
Books and educational games in literacy and numeracy are needed. Your gift, large or small, will help to build a library that will bring the magic of books and numbers to children in need.
To make a donation in support of Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala's Let’s Read! initiative, click here.