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May 12, 2017
Here in Honduras, and not uncommon in other places, it is customary to think that teachers should entirely responsible for the education of children.  Especially in more rural areas, many parents defer to the authority of the teachers because they have more formal education than the parents.  This is…
May 9, 2017
5,000 books for 1,000 kids by June 10th.   ​Ready, set, GO! Donate Here!  If you are already a monthly donor or just a generous book lover, help contribute to this cause.  Help us FILL THAT PALLET!  ​ Donate Here! This summer, we have the unique opportunity to get…
April 17, 2017
After a short but necessary vacation of Semana Santa (Easter week vacation), we returned to our job promoting reading.  On this occasion, we had the opportunity to share reading strategies through our workshop with 31 teachers of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, a children’s home just outside of Tegucigalpa. We shared practical…
April 7, 2017
Dia del Libro came early this year to Florida, Opatoro, as we celebrated before the Easter rush.  With more than 400 students attending and approximately 200 parents and volunteers, Dia del Libro was a great success! ​Our theme this year was “Reading is an Adventure.”  Students were given “passports”…
March 23, 2017
Over the last year, Chispa Project has worked off of an extremely low budget in order to get libraries in 25 schools.  Both of our employees (yes, we’re that tiny) are extremely proud of their talent to be incredibly cheap,  Maybe a better word is resourceful, but we have…
February 6, 2017
Help!  As we start to put the finishing touches on the first school libraries, we are hoping to invite our artist friends to help us create posters to decorate the libraries.  Read more below about what we are looking for, and if you might be able to help! The…
February 2, 2017
In Honduras the school year has started again, however, absence in the classroom is perceived. Because many of the students are still cutting coffee, this is an activity that is being carried out by many families in this region, living mainly from the seasonal income of the coffee crop…
November 18, 2016
This week, Chispa Project was invited give a workshop in the 3rd Annual National Congress of Spanish Teachers held by the National Pedagogical University (UPN) in Tegucigalpa.   In the 2-hour workshop titled “Lighting a Spark for Reading,” we talked about the importance of reading aloud and some strategies…
October 25, 2016
Creamos la primera guía de como manejar una biblioteca escolar para prestar libros.  Se realizó la entrega en un proyecto piloto con la escuela rural bilingüe Peniel en Marcala, Honduras.  El paquete contiene: stickers de colores para la clasificación, un tape que es especial para libros (antiácido), instrucciones de como hacer…
October 17, 2016
 ​Uno de los mayores resultados del año que finalmente nosotros logramos.. Chispa hizo entrega de 900 libros a 18 escuelas y jardines infantiles con cajas rotatorias de libros en las escuelas de Opatoro Sur, La Paz. Ver las caras de los niños y niñas reflejando auténtica felicidad., al ver…