domingo, 29 de enero de 2012

LLI's Wish List!

Since LLI's Summer reading program has been SUCH a success, we've decided to extend the program into the school year of March - December! In addition, we'll expand to another area in Huaycan.

This means we'll need new Spanish books ALL year round. Thanks to generous donations, we're good with English books, but will gladly accept with need the following books in Spanish (or other titles!):

Harry Potter Books 3, 4, 5 (in Spanish)

Hunger Games (in Spanish)

Chronicles of Narnia (all but the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, in Spanish)

Diario de Greg #1, #4 and #5 by Jeff Kinney (we have #2 and #3 books and it's been very popular!)

Un Principe en la Nevera

Any Dr. Suess Books, Spanish Edition (Except for Hop on Pop)

Curious George Series, Spanish Version (Except for Curious George Plants a Seed, Spanish Version)

Crumbs on the Stairs/Migas en las escaleras

And anymore titles*!! We are in particular need for Spanish books for 6-10 year old reading levels (specifically that would interest boys) and easy chapter books with interesting topics for young readers.

*Thanks to generous donations, we have copies of popular books in Spanish like "Goodnight Moon," "The Giving Tree," "The Hungry Caterpillar," and "Charlotte's Web."

Ready to Order? Ship them to our US address. Email for the address!

About the program: LLI opens up its "biblioteca" or library 4 times a week in Zone D. Kids from all over Huaycan having been coming to read books for a few hours a day. An average of 25-30 children come every session.

miércoles, 25 de enero de 2012

Yes, We Work Weekends

One of the biggest changes LLI volunteers have to get used to is working the weekends... Saturday and Sundays are no longer days to relax, but instead are jam packed with LLI's program activities! Between Saturdays and Sundays, LLI offers the following classes:

7 English classes
4 French classes
Physical Education
Chess (2 sections)
Art (3 sections)
Summer Reading/Library
Computer Skills (2 sections)
Woodburning Class

It's busy, but a good busy!

Art Class with 6-9 year olds

Collage Day!

Kids sprawl out anywhere to read a book :)

Published by Lara DeVries on behalf of the Light and Leadership Initiative. Special thanks to Clare Donovan for the photos and to our dedicated LLI Volunteers who work the "weekends."

lunes, 23 de enero de 2012

Looking for an Internship?

Light and Leadership offers several long term internships within our organization... check out which one is right for you and apply now!

Thanks and we'll see you in Huaycan :)

lunes, 16 de enero de 2012

Reading Success!!!

We're celebrating our first week of our Summer Reading Program at LLI's main classroom in Zone D, Huaycan. We've received an ASTOUNDING number of kids in the program, which offers library hours four times a week. Kids anxiously wait outside of the classroom waiting for the program to open up.

It's been SO good, we've had to cap the number of kids that can enter during the scheduled hours. Reading time is given as an hour and a half, with an additional time to write up book summaries or listen to stories read aloud in English and Spanish.

Thank you to ALL of those who generously gave books. You've made this possible!!!

Published by Lara DeVries on behalf of Light and Leadership. Special thanks to Hanna-Leena for all the hard work in coordinating the program, and the additional LLI volunteers for pitching in. :)