Libraries for Change: A Bet by Manitoba and Educambio for Education in Valle del Cauca
Educambio and Manitoba delivered an eco-friendly library of more than 500 books aimed at promoting critical reading and learning through literature among around 300 boys and girls in the Buenos Aires II neighborhood, located in one of the most vulnerable areas of Buenaventura.
The Sawubuona Conscious Library -which means "I see you and you are important to me"- is composed of a plastic wood shelf made from over 24,000 single-use plastic packaging, ensuring a safe and durable structure that can keep the books and encyclopedias donated to Educambio in good condition, giving a second life to these educational tools that can change the future of thousands of children who do not have guarantees or decent spaces to spend their free time.
Manitoba and Educambio delivered the library to the Mariposas de Amor Reading Club, led by Maria Isabel Hurtado, a social leader and lawyer who has been working for over three years for the childhood of her territory, supporting single mothers who are victims of domestic violence through workshops with a gender focus, strengthening at the same time, through reading, the educational processes of their children, boys and girls from the neighborhood who have been affected by the pandemic.
With this initiative, Manitoba has managed to contribute sustainably to the educational processes of childhood promoted by Educambio, through strategies that benefit the most vulnerable sectors of the region, with a responsible environmental focus.
The Sawubuona Conscious Library is one of the 3 libraries that Manitoba will donate to the 10,000 Opportunities for the Pacific project, with which Educambio seeks to benefit more than 29,000 boys and girls from the four departments of the region who have been considerably affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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