Books are friends that never disappoint. (JAG)We like to help the future generations to learn a second language, to create a passion for reading, we use the books as a tool that will “open roads” or better opportunities for our childrens.
To become an influential and inspirational organization for children in need to learn a second language and encourage them to love reading through the use of books in a different language for ages 3 to 12.
To collect 500 books by December of 2012. These books will travel to Colombia, South America and will be given to the school Centro Educativo Fé y Alegría Palermo Sur. This school is located in the urban area with one of the highest levels of poverty.
Opening Roads !!!!
Meet Timon !!!
Hello! My name is Timón, and I am the mascot of Opening Roads. I have friends all over the world that I like to visit. I always have a smile on my face, and I am amiable. My creator invented me with the purpose to make children to love to read as much as I do, and encourage them to learn many languages.
How to Help
1.) Contact me. I will be more than happy to pick up the books that you are willing to donate. Every book counts!
2.) There will be boxes in restaurants and stores where you can drop off the books. I check the boxes regularly, and your donation will be greatly appreciated.
3.) Students can drop off books at their schools.
4.) Soon, there will be more alternatives on how to help this organization.
For more information and details, please e-mail your questions to email@example.com
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Our goal is to provide books that will act as tools to children in need that will encourage learning a second language and a passion for reading. This is an international program that will create an impact on children living in the United States and South America.
Six years ago, my mom and I came to the United States. It was a new world to explore and a new opportunity. Knowing that I was in the country where I could make all my dreams come true gave me excitement and hope. However, there was something stopping me from being the best I could be: speaking English. The language barrier made it difficult to understand and communicate with others.
When I lived in Colombia, I wasn’t interested in English. No matter how hard my dad and mom tried, I couldn’t see the importance of it. English as a second language was a difficult class because I was not passionate for it. Arriving here made me realize that beginning life could have been much easier if I had known how to speak English. I felt discouraged, but my teachers and mentors were perseverant and encouraged me to read. I began by reading picture books that gradually became more difficult and helped me to learn English. Throughout this journey, the advice of my teachers and mentors led me to discover that reading had ignited a passion for learning a second language. The opportunities and the roads that have opened up due to knowing a second language are guiding me to an amazing future. I want to help open roads for other children. Books were the tool that helped me learn English, and providing them to children who don’t have the resources to obtain them can make a difference in their lives.
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