What I Learned Today

Colombians are smart. (And they’re getting smarter.)

Thanks to a program put forth by Colombia’s city parks organization and a literacy program entitled [Fundalectura], there are 47 Paradero Para Libros Para Parques (PPP) in various neighborhoods in Bogota and 100, in total, across the country. Volunteers work these mini-libraries, organizing events and activities, answering questions, helping with homework and, of course, allowing patrons to check out books. They’re only open for ~12 hours a week and operate mostly on the weekends, but hey, it’s betur thayun beein dum.


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Filed under Books, What I Learned, World

3 responses to “What I Learned Today

  1. Thanks for sharing this story and linking back to my blog.
    FYI – It’s Colombia (Columbians are smart.)

    • Haha. Thanks. Pretty ironic I guess, me misspelling a word in a post about literacy…Anyways, no problem about linking it back, Thank You for posting it in the first place. Stellar stuff.

  2. I love this. What a great idea. : )

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