Girls after dancing a traditional Bolivian dance
This year has continued well for BiblioWorks with progress being made on a new project in Pampa Aceituno. This is a small, Quechua community in the municipality of Sucre, a few kilometres outside the city, and BiblioWorks is working there with the Bolivian state-owned petrol company YPFB.
At the moment, the structure of the school in Pampa Aceituno is in poor condition and it has no electricity or running water. Although the school teaches pupils from the age of six to 14 years old, it is very basic with few resources and, until BiblioWorks started working there, no books at all. BiblioWorks is helping to improve literacy and promote reading at the school by donating books and organizing trainings with the teachers, something that is clearly going down well there – when we visited Pampa Aceituno recently, children performed songs and poems in Quechua as a thank you for BiblioWorks’ support.
It is always a pleasure to see communities embracing the principle on which BiblioWorks is built and recognising the importance of literacy and education. We are excited about the possibilities for development in Pampa Aceituno and look forward to working further with the community there.
School children and teachers gathered in the rain
Girls singing a song in Quechua for the BiblioWorks staff