Literacy and reading habits for the peoples of the Amazon

Nearly 25,000 children, young adults and adults benefit from this project

Literacy and reading habits for the peoples of the Amazon Literacy and reading habits for the peoples of the Amazon

The main objective of the “Vaga Lume Expedition” project, which benefits nearly 25,000 people, is to promote access to books and reading in the most isolated communities of the Amazon. With the support of Fundación MAPFRE, the Vaga Lume association has already distributed 5,000 books among its 100 community libraries.

Vaga Lume has developed its own methodology, to which it gives priority to three interconnected actions: the supply for community libraries, the training of volunteers, and incentives for the management of these libraries.

Vaga Lume is a non-profit association founded in 2001 based on the conviction that investing in people is the best strategy for transforming reality for the better. This organization is developing educational, cultural and environmental projects thanks to volunteer work in 23 municipalities of the Brazilian Amazon which extend to the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins, and the city of São Paulo, where its headquarters are located.