Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Helping Hand, A Warm Smile

Reader to Reader volunteer Caroline Stedman spent last week teaching in the Costa Rica town of Playa Potrero. She and Reader to Reader's project Beyond el Campo director, Cait Scudder, will head to Santa Cruz at the end of the week to launch the literacy camp they are running together.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Reader to Reader Launches Ghana Project

Reader to Reader is pleased to assist Eno Boanimah Memorial Academy of Kasoa, Ghana. The school was started in September of 2009, and we are helping the school set up a resource center which includes a library and computer lab.

Books for the project are English-language for Kindergarten through Primary 6. Reader to Reader will also be donating refurbished Dell Pentium computers.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Congratulations Kyle!

Congratulations to Kyle Clark, the 2008 Navajo Mentoring Program Student of the Year, and now a graduate of La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, NM. Kyle spent the summer of 2009 in Reader to Reader’s Summer Enrichment Program and is heading to New Mexico State in the fall. He is back in Amherst this summer to prepare for college life. We are so proud of him and wish him all the best as he starts his new journey.

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Computer for Costa Rica

Amherst College student Caroline Stedman is bringing to Costa Rica a new Acer laptop for the library being built in the town of Santa Cruz.

With Beyond el Campo, Reader To Reader works together with local community members in rural Costa Rica in an effort to strengthen their access to books and over all literacy rate.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Mountain Grows!

Kat Libby with some of the 350 boxes of books for the 2nd phase of the Navajo Nation Book Drive. The book drive benefits the Navajo Nation Library in Window Rock, Arizona.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Muchas Gracias de Guatemala

Dear Reader to Reader,

Thank you for the donation of Spanish storybooks. We appreciate it greatly as do the kids! What a wonderful organization you have created and important work you do.

Muchas gracias,

Linda Smith
Founder and President
Reading Village, Guatemala

(Reader To Reader loves Reading Village (www.readingvillage.org), an outstanding non-profit organization based in Boulder, CO that promotes children’s literacy in Guatemala. Please check them out.)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Beyond el Campo Gets Generous Book Donations

Reader to Reader’s Costa Rica project, Beyond el Campo, has just received generous book donations from the book store Libreria Francesa and from the University of Costa Rica.

Beyond el Campo is building a community library in the rural Costa Rica town of Santa Cruz and will be holding literacy programs, including a children’s literacy camp this July.