PazSalud recently had the opportunity to donate over 200 used Spanish children’s books to a small library in the community of La Esperanza; a poor community in Cojutepeque, El Salvador. The library was founded by Maryknoll lay missioner Rick Dixon and offers the families in this dangerous neighborhood a safe place to read, check out books and do arts and crafts. The children were very excited to receive the books and quickly had them unpacked and out on the tables. It was fun to watch them examine the book covers and illustrations, read a little and decide which ones to take home. Before long, there was a line-up of kids with books in hand, waiting to check them out.
PazSalud has worked in Cojutepeque's hospital several times so this is an excellent way for us to stay in touch with, and give back to, this community. If you would like to donate Spanish children's/young adult's books that PazSalud can bring down to El Salvador, please contact Kathy Garcia.
|Rick and Kathy at the Maryknoll children's library in Cojutepeque