Vaga Lume brings reading skills to Amazonian villages
Access to books and a love of reading reach the region’s most isolated communities
The main objective of the “Expedição Vaga Lume” project is to bring books to the most isolated communities and use these to encourage good reading habits. With the support of Fundación MAPFRE, this organization has already distributed more than 5,000 books through its network of 100 community libraries.
Vaga Lume has its own methodology, developed by the organization, where they prioritize three actions: resources for community libraries, training for volunteers, and incentives for the management of these libraries. With the support of Fundación MAPFRE, the Vaga Lume association encourages the habit of reading among 11,500 children, young people and adults, belonging to an ethnically and geographically diverse population.
Vaga Lume is a non-profit association founded in 2001 from the conviction that investing in people is the best strategy for transforming reality. This organization develops educational, cultural and environmental projects through voluntary work in 23 municipalities in the Brazilian Amazon, including the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins, as well as in the city of São Paulo, where its headquarters are located.