As soon as they arrived at the Santa Luísa de Marillac School in the beginning of 2015, local volunteers Cris e Patrícia were impressed with the amount and quality of books available in the Santa Luísa de Marillac Library!
They were so many and so well organised that we immediately accepted the challenge of reorganizing the room to make it more appealing, and easy to use by students and teachers. After the work done in the library, we can now find specific sections adequately identified: textbooks, literacy manuals, themed books, Portuguese and English fiction (in Portuguese and English), magazines, children’s books, games, jigsaws and even an encyclopaedia!
It is in this spacious and naturally lit room that the after-school support classes take place directed at the UPG Portugal sponsored children. Promoting reading habits is crucial for children and youngsters’ education. With this new look and organization the teachers will be able to incentivise students to visit the room and to be carried away to the world of books!