Volunteer with Libros Para Pueblos in Oaxaca, Mexico

Saturday, February 9, 2013
The following is a guest post by Suzi Leonard,  Libros Para Pueblos.
Libros Para Pueblos, a seriously nonprofit organization in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, commits itself to improving futures--one child through one book at a time.

Because we believe volunteers can change the world, in March 2013, during Semana Santa (the week prior to Easter) we are opening a few of our 70 library doors in remote villages, to six enthusiastic, creative volunteers, who will work with librarians to attract young readers into a new and thrilling written world, using nature searches, song, dance, puppetry, readings, all tied to library books each child may check out and take home to share with their families.

Volunteers arrive Saturday, March 23, and from touchdown in Oaxaca to departure on March 31, the $1500 participation fee covers all expenses--hotel, meals, transportation, museums, artisan visits, etc.  (Airfares to and from Oaxaca, not included.)

The first four days will be dedicated to the librarians and the children.  The last four to soaking in the color, culture, and vibrancy of Oaxaca during its pageantry of Easter.  

For more information on this pilot project, please visit out website at www.librosparapueblos.org, then contact suzileonard@outlook.com.   

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