This is the 2nd Annual Guatemala Libraries Project donations drive!
Ehell is engaged in acquiring books for a small, rural village in Guatemala called Colonia Puerto Rico. The three libraries include a tiny (hope to make it bigger!) local community library, the Agua Viva Children's Home and School is located just outside of Guatemala City, Guatemala and despite being located in a more rural area, the school has a great record of student achievements even nationally. The irony of this is that the school library is nearly non-existent and the community library is tiny. A good friend of mine, Misi, who works at the school, has responded to that need and has begun collecting Spanish language books to create these libraries. She created 2 Amazon Wish Lists to help people like me to know what books were needed. I have a deep interest in providing children quality, classic literature because I believe reading opens a world of ideas, imagination, and inspiration, and develops scholastic skills further. Education is the best tool to combat poverty. With Guatemala's illiteracy rate extremely high and children growing up not having access to reading materials, I believe we at Ehell have an unique opportunity to impact a school and surrounding community by donating to its libraries project. Shortly after announcing this project in 2015, over 70 books were donated by Ehellions. The books donated to the school have been placed in book shelves on wheels and this mobile library is rolled from classroom to classroom. Misi reports that the Home library is so successful that the kids shirk their chores because their noses are stuck in a book reading. Those 70 fiction books Ehellions donated last year are being loved!
For the 2016 Library Project, we are focusing on acquiring science books: You can view the wish list here: https://amzn.com/w/1LO4RMEDV4C5U
With most books under $10, many at the $6.00 price, this is a doable project.
They still need more fiction books so if that literary genre is more to your liking, the Amazon Wish List for classic children's literature can be viewed here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/DCN4IMJYMGL6/ref=cm_sw_su_w
When you purchase the book(s), the check out steps should prompt you where to ship them with the option "Agua Viva Library Program's Gift Registry Address". I've known Misi for many years and you can trust that your donation is going to Guatemala.