interested in helping?
Here's a copy of the email that I've sent out...
My name is Kathryn Fahey and I am a Peace Corps Volunteer working in San Ramón, Lempira, Honduras. My project is youth development and I work at the grade school. I am looking to start a collection of books in Spanish for the students at the grade school before I leave in November 2007.
San Ramon, Lempira is a town of 550 in western Honduras. Most families earn their living through the cultivation of coffee, corn and beans. Escuela Lempira has a student population just under 200 but is growing each year. Students from nearby towns come to Escuela Lempira because of the experience of the teachers. While these students do not have much in terms of learning resources, they still have a strong desire to learn. I feel that by bringing books to this school will help the students improve their reading skills and supplement their learning. The teachers can use the books for a story hour and use them in their classes.
The ages of the students range from 6-14. I am looking for all types of books:
-series (especially Harry Potter in Spanish)
-subject (math, science, history)
-dictionaries and thesauruses in Spanish
Please note that these kids have little exposure to English so that is why I am asking for only books in Spanish. Even one book will make a difference in helping create a new library for these kids.
Where to send the book(s):
Apartado Postal 1822
Santa Rosa de Copán
Thank you for your time!
Like always, I am not begging for stuff. This is just if you want to help out and have a little extra money to send a book my way. Cheque.