FIRST LIBRARY IN MY COMMUNITY
When I founded TREXPERIENCE and start working with local people especially in the INCA TRAIL, I used to ask myself how to change the situation of the poor communities; everybody was helping the PORTERS with better wages, giving them uniforms, shoes but those were temporary things, so TREXPERIENCE decided to do something different.
Something that can help permanently to the development of all our communities, especially children because they are the FUTURE!!, OUR LIBRARY IN PAROMPAMPA VILLAGE is an ambitious project that we started in the city of Parompampa – district of Ollantaytambo, our work plan covers the educational field in the children and adolescents of this community, encouraging them to read and have access to internet, most of the students in this community are dedicated to grazing their sheep and cows or cultivating land. Leaving their education on a second place, in Parompampa located at 1 hour from Ollantaytambo; the students need to walk an hour every day to go to school, seeing themselves at a significant disadvantage since they do not have access to the internet, libraries, and comfortable places to study or to do their homework. FIRST LIBRARY IN MY COMMUNITY under the motto of “A child who reads will be an adult who thinks” we have been working on this crucial aspect, improving the quality of education, allowing children and teenagers to have a better future, preparing them for the challenges of globalization.
FIRST LIBRARY IN MY COMMUNITY helps children and teenagers of this community and surroundings to have access to the Internet. It wants to share and develop the habit of reading by providing an adequate and pleasant environment to read, learn, and do the homework.
- Our goals that our children and teenager need to achieve are:
- The predisposition for learning
- Flexibility and mental ability
- The improvement of academic performance
- Enrichment of the cultural level
- Encourage critical thinking
- Increase and work on self-esteem
- Transmit and cult
- ivate values
- Improve spelling and grammar
- Stimulate imagination and creativity, curiosity
- Stimulate concentration and memory
HOW WE WORK?
The project began with renting a Facility in PAROMPAMPA, bought a shelf for books, two computers, laptops that has Internet access; we have a person who is in charge of helping and orienting all day long to our visitor. The LIBRARY opens from 4 pm to 6 pm from Monday to Saturday. We can afford ten students at a time who can stay between 1 and 2 hours to read or search for information on the Internet and also strengthen various courses.
Currently we have seen the excellent performance of our project giving good results such as the right amount of assistance that fills every day, to continue with the sustainability of this project we have the unconditional help of our clients that makes possible the improvement and innovation of these projects and also with the direct support of VOLUNTEERS who want to be part of the significant change helping us: teaching of new languages and even in the reinforcement of the subjects, we also receive donations of books for the complete implementation of our library. Then we need to acquire a projector for the presentation of educational videos and strengthen our goals to be able to continue helping future generations.