EUROPE/SPAIN - Libropensadores: encouraging local children to read and collect funds to help other less fortunate school children in Cote d’Ivoire

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 education  


Saragozza (Agenzia Fides) – Once again this year Fundación Canfranc and Fundación Caja Inmaculada are launching Libropensadores campaigns inviting young people of Aragon to read more while developing a project for the benefit of 120 children in one of the poorest districts of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. This year’s new edition of the programme includes an offering of one euro for each book borrowed by a child or adolescent from Libraries participating in the initiative. “The purpose is to increase the children’s awareness of the world in which we live and to understand that life is different in other parts of the world. We encourage them to collect funds for other children and at the same time improve their reading ”, say the heads of the Libraries taking part. This year, Libropensadores will cooperate with a school project in the Casa-Moscou district of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire assisting 120 pupils, aged 5 to 12 years, at the Le prophète primary school and also the mothers who will follow courses in disease prevention, nutrition, hygiene and healthcare. Indirectly the project will help improve the situation of the 371 pupils at this centre and their families focusing on two main goals: reduce early school leaving and improve healthcare and disease prevent.
(AP) (25/4/2017 Agenzia Fides)