Fundación Leer is convinced of the significance of reading and writing skills in allowing children to integrate society. It has set up several programs in La Tablada, one of the poorest and most populous neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, where only 3% of the population accesses higher education:
The ATF program's aim is to encourage children to learn to read and write. Fundación Leer organizes workshops with parents and teachers, in order to inform them of different ways of promoting literacy towards children.
Fundación Leer also gives out satchels containing two books and a game, in order to complement its teaching and allow the children to start their own book collection.
Every year, Fundación Leer organizes the National Reading Marathon, gathering 4.5 million children, teenagers and adults for a day of reading and fun activities.
In another school of La Tablada, the Reading Challenge stimulates children by offering them a challenge for which they are encourage by their teacher: to read 20 books during the school year. To achieve this, Fundación Leer plays a fundamental role: it methodologically accompanies the students and provides sufficient books to the students and the school library.
The Air Liquide Foundation is contributing to Fundación Leer’s programs by helping them acquire educational resources like books, satchels and games necessary to teach the children of Tablada, Buenos Aires.