Skip to main content
© Fundacion Leer

Reading spaces in seven new schools in Argentine

Support for the creation of reading spaces in the province of Neuquén

The Air Liquide Foundation is once again supporting the Fundación Leer to improve access to reading, writing and oral expression for children in primary schools in the province of Neuquén in Argentina. So for the 2010-2012 period, the number of schools with reading spaces will increase to seven thanks to the Air Liquide Foundation.

Literacy, a way out of poverty

Literacy is the key for professional training and a way out of poverty. Faced with this critical challenge and the shortcomings of the Argentine school system, the Fundación Leer is developing projects throughout Argentina. 
In 2011, more than 1,600,000 new books were distributed and nearly 700 education projects in over 680 schools, libraries, early childhood development centers, hospitals, foster homes and detention centers for minors were created.

Literacy is the key for professional training and a way out of poverty

 

© Fundacion Leer
© Fundacion Leer

Rolling out the “Open Book” program

Neuquén province is particularly affected by poverty and its development remains precarious. The Fundación Leer has made the province a priority for rolling out its “Open Book” program. 
The first goal of this operation is to develop reading and writing in children to raise their overall education level. To do so, “reading spaces” have been created in which children and adults can enjoy a selection of books made available to them, either alone or in groups. The project’s second focus is to develop the involvement and motivation of the teachers by improving their pedagogical methods, especially vis-à-vis illiterate children. Last, awareness is being raised in parents and local communities on the importance of reading in the education and future of their children.

Fundacion Leer

The participation of the Air Liquide Foundation

The Air Liquide Foundation is supporting this program by making reading more accessible in schools in the city of Neuquén. In this way, over 1,400 children will benefit from totally remodeled reading spaces. Since 2011, three new schools in the city of Confluencia will receive new reading spaces that will permit over 700 children to access reading.

Testimonial

“Being the sponsor of this project allows me to do something for others and to give back to the society what I received.”

Rosemary Godoy , Air Liquide Argentina, sponsor-employee of the promoting literacy program of Fundación Leer

Read more

For me it is a great chance that Air Liquide gave me the opportunity to sponsor the project supported by the Foundation.  I love reading and I love books! Thus giving books to children that could have been deprived of them has a specific meaning for me. Reading opens new horizons - geographically and culturally - and motivates children to go above and beyond their day-to-day world. This is wonderful to be able to share that with them. Being the sponsor of this project allows me to do something for others and to give back to the society what I received.

Learn more about the project

 

Close

PROJECT IDENTITY

  • Project initiator: Fundación Leer
  • Location: Confluencia, province of Neuquén, Argentine
  • Year of support: 2012
  • Air Liquide sponsors: Rosmary Godoy and Victor Ripa, Air Liquide Argentine