With the goal of providing a better space for youths to access books and support classes, the CREAR library moved to Samara’s community hall in mid-August.
According to Andrea Keith, director of the CREAR program, the Samara Progressive Association (APROSA – Asociacion Progresista de Samara) gave permission for the library to be moved to the facility. Since 2009, the library had been located in a small space across from Intercultura.
“Now we have a bigger place. The goal is to be able to make a pretty space here so that the kids can come to study or come to classes,” commented Keith.
In its new home, the CREAR program is now offering English classes for youths and children, without any enrollment fees or monthly costs. In addition, the program is being extended to the elementary schools in Samara and El Torito, where they offer English lessons to children from kindergarten through fourth grade.
Although their space is now bigger, the facility has serious problems with leaks and does not have shelves for arranging the books.
“We had the problem that it rained very hard and we lost more than 50 books that got wet because of leaks in the hall. We want to see how we can go about fixing the hall little by little with help from people,” said Johannah Waite, development director for CREAR.
Those interested in helping CREAR can donate tables, shelves and desks that are in good condition. Donations of money, paint, supplies or children’s educational materials can also be contributed.
For more information, call 2656-0779 or 8601-3079 or send an email to [email protected].