How DUCA is improving literacy in Paraguay
See how a CCFC project is encouraging children to read with their parents
PARAGUAY — What happens when parents are too busy making ends meet to encourage their children to read? According to statistics gathered by Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC), it has meant just 40 percent of children can read at their grade level in our areas of operation in Paraguay.
With funding from DUCA Financial Services Credit Union, CCFC launched a project to help children read at an early age with the help of their parents. Through one-on-one training, workshops and the provision of books, mothers and fathers are learning to teach, read and promote literacy in their family.
Watch the video to find out more about how CCFC is improving the reading skills of hundreds of children in Paraguay.
About Christian Children's Fund of Canada:
Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-focused international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For more than 50 years, CCFC has been helping children and families of all faiths move from poverty to self-reliance. CCFC supports children and communities in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nicaragua and Paraguay. Currently, CCFC has almost 50,000 children sponsored, benefiting nearly 400,000 people around the world.