This past week I visited five rural schools located in the Araucanía and Los Lagos regions of Chile. I tagged along with Andrea and Gloria, representatives from Leyendo en Red, an collaborative initiative from Fundación Había una Vez and Fundación Luksic. Specifically, Leyendo en Red entails establishing a --very beautiful--school library, maintaining it, training the teachers, promoting reading both in and outside of the classroom, and incorporating books into daily lives of students and their parents. Additionally, Leyendo en Red also helps with “Biblioteca del Aula”- a classroom library. Each classroom in those 8 rural school has a biblioteca del aula.
Here are the 8 schools that are involved with Leyendo en Red:
Escuela Padre Berger de Melefquén
Escuela Rural de Huellahue
Escuela Rural la Rinconada de Choshuenco
Escuelas Tierra Esperanza de Neltume
Escuela Rural de Pullinque
Liceo San Agustín y Escuela Epu Klei de Lican Ray
Escuela Padre Enrique Romer de Coñaripe
Escuela Rayén Lafquén, de la comuna de Villarrica.