ConTextos has worked with a network of nine schools in Chiltiupan, La Libertad for the last three years to develop functional child-friendly libraries.
The school libraries are different in size, number of students, teachers and book titles, but they all have in common the passion and love for learning, reading and writing.
Next year, ConTextos expects to integrate the use of e-readers in these communities so the students can increase their experience as readers and develop 21st century skills.
ConTextos wants to purchase 40 kindles that will benefit 9 schools, which in turn helps 19 teachers and around 1000 students and their families.
Although schools within the network share resources and books, they are limited. As technology evolves, new updated titles are now available at lower costs; this would allow the community of readers to keep up with the world.
This business model gives ConTextos a firsthand look of how a virtual library in a rural area of El Salvador could work, eventually leading to the possibility of replicating the model in other school networks that ConTextos supports.
The campaign’s goal is $6,500.