Comunitecas are community libraries that allow users to access a diversity of information and provide spaces for community coexistence. The Comunitecas promote education through programs directed to early childhood, boys and girls in school age, young women, parents, community leaders, and villagers.
Did you know? In recent years, our Comunitecas have ceased to be places exclusively for lending books and have become active centers for learning, information, and culture.
Our Comunitecas have become an important ally for the local schools to improve the quality of education and promote development through a participatory approach.
The programs in the Comunitecas are imparted by Promoters: young community leaders who seek to teach through a comprehensive model that assures the sustainability of our programs.
We have seen amazing results with our Comuniteca model. For example, teachers have noticed a positive attitude change in the children who attend the Comuniteca programs: they are more expressive and curious in class. Girls are, for the first time, showing leadership and assertiveness. The High School students, who use the Comunitecas as centers for educational support, have found a new source of resources to assist with their learning. In these small rural towns, the Comunitecas are transforming minds and lives.