The houses in the neighborhoods served by FANLAP are often one room, built of tarpaper or cardboard. Most of the students do not have a quiet area in which to study and do their homework. Some must pay an hourly fee at Internet cafes to complete their homework and their grades suffer.
In June of 2005, Club Rotario Balandra walled off a room in the dining room where a small library was installed by the “Red Nacional de Bibliotecas” (National Library System). Not only did they supply books, furniture and index cards but they also trained a librarian who is paid by FANLAP.
After receiving title to the property in the summer of 2007 we furthered our plans to build a floor over the present building to house a public library complete with computers and the Internet.
Expansion of the Library Program