This project develops literacy skills through the creation of culturally relevant stories, empowering children to engage with their surroundings and be part of the solution-building.
Currently, we have our first two children's books in the illustration process, and we are starting the writing process for two more books.
Our platform emerges from a grounded research process about and with the communities and their needs. This makes Barrilete different.
In the platform we addressed contents studied in class to be strengthened while also addressing issues like gender, health, and nature preservation.
At Barrilete we seek to develop reading and writing skills through the creation of culturally relevant stories, which allow children to problematize their environment and be protagonists in the construction of solutions.
This project began with a visit to the Ngäbe Buglé community, in which we had the opportunity to know and better understand their environment and needs in terms of educational resources. On this visit, we had the opportunity to co-write a story with the girls and boys of the community.