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Reading Honeycombs

Transforming early childhood opportunities for families and communities through innovative, public and integral reading spaces.

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Updates: How has your idea changed or evolved throughout the Prize? What updates have you made to this submission? (1500 characters)

The idea has been operating since 2012, but our proposal at Openideo has been complemented with interaction with other fellows participants and the staff advisors from Openideo. As a result of that, we have enriched our vision of introducing the model in the US by partnering with other institutions, and thinking in different means of joint collaboration. While being in contact with other amazing projects participating in this open call, we learned from their approaches and at the same time found a strong interest in US based project to implement our system in their daily activities. In a way, it functioned as a "market study" for us to test the feasibility of our approach in the US.

Name or Organization

GERMINALIA A.C., a non for profit dedicated to informal education and cultural promotion in Mexico. In 2006 we founded El INGENIO, a center for Learning and Creativity Development in Chiapas, were the Reading Honeycombs project originated. We have partnered with more then 20 public and private institutions, libraries and schools, as well as with IFCD-UNESCO, LEGO Foundation, Ashoka, IBERBIBLIOTECAS, Ford Foundation, Federal Council of Education, Federal Council of Culture, Childhood Institute.

Geography

Chiapas, Mexico, but has expanded and is scaling to other states of Mexico and abroad.

What is your stage of development?

  • Advanced Innovator with 3 to 10+ years of experience in ECD

Type

  • Non-profit

What is the stage of your proposal?

  • Full-scale roll-out: I have completed a pilot and analyzed the impact of that pilot on the users I am trying to reach with my idea. I am ready to expand the pilot significantly.

Describe how your solution could be a game-changer for your selected Opportunity Area (600 characters)

It addresses critical needs of children aged 0-3 though the dissemination of innovating spaces and methodologies to change the way families, communities, schools and institutions experience informal learning development. We focus in reading and literature as powerful means to promote constructive interpersonal interaction in affective environments, where children and adults experience meaningful communicative encounters. It has a unique interdisciplinary approach: space design, professional training, community involvement, interinstitucional networking and sustainability.

Select an Innovation Target

  • Service: A new or enhanced service that creates value for end beneficiaries.

Tell us more about your innovation (1500 characters)

The “Reading Honeycombs” is an integral model that transforms the lives of young children of Mexico by creating proper, warm and innovative environments for children and families through literature and reading as an everyday leisure activity. It addresses the lack of support for children aged 0-3 in the poorest state of Mexico, by designing, operating and networking original reading spaces managed by local communities. The project was conceived as an integral solution to a complex problem in Mexico, creating innovative referents for communities, schools and public institutions to radically change their early childhood learning environments. It comprises a set of actions as: furniture space design, participative design and construction, training with caregivers, schools and public institutions, transformation of public spaces into free welfare spaces for families and communities, long term networking with third parties, dissemination of new educational and social paradigms to address integral ECE for healthier presents and futures.

What problem are you aiming to solve? (3 sentences)

The project addresses the lack of proper, safe and integral environments for early childhood, were families, teachers and communities don't have strong referents or motivation to improve the conditions of ECE in informal and formal spaces. The lack of proper family and institutional atmospheres for EC impacts in their youth and adult development, no wonder why 60% of children and youth in Mexico lack problem-solving capabilities, compared to an average of 22% in the OECD.

Explain your idea (5000 characters)

The Reading Honeycombs is an integral model comprising the following processes: 1.- INNOVATIVE SPACE DESIGN: Through high end modular furniture and space design, communities transform existing public spaces into functional, confortable, intimate and inviting environments were families and children interact with each other though informal literature and reading activities. The main feature is an hexagonal-modular-cushioned furniture (after many years of participative design processes) to address the reading needs of the communities in Chiapas. Having the shape of a "honeycomb", it radically changes the conventional model of reading promotion by creating attractive showcases and storage of books and playfull materials. By combining other modular systems mostly design by the institution (book baskets, cushion bricks, reading towers, carpets) it sets integral spaces for exploration and appropriation, leading young readers and families to experience meaningful encounters and to develop autonomy to navigate across the space to find books adapted to each reading level. The design has been adapting over time to be self assembled by the local communities, and most products are locally produced in a social enterprise created for his mission, enabling employment opportunities for young people in furniture construction (http://www.geniart.mx) 2.- BOOK SELECTION: To bring life into the transformed spaces, we engage into a careful selection process of high quality books appropriate to the needs of each reading space where the Reading Honeycombs are installed, and based on the four stages of reading suggested by the IBBY Program: "Emergent Readers, Early Readers, Transitional Readers, Fluent Readers". In that way, each Reading Honeycomb transforms it self into a high-quality learning space meeting different interests of the community, with materials unavailable in these regions. We focus in the first stage aimed for children 0-3, but integrate other stages to bring community together. 3.- COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION AND NETWORKING: In order to achieve self sustainability in the project, we help install Reading Honeycombs in existing public spaces such as libraries, community centers, schools and early childhood institutions that meet certain criteria of continuity. Through public call for initiatives, we partner with local institutions who engage into a mid term process of participatory design, operation and appropriation. Instead of directly operating each space by our institution, we created in 2013 the "Reading Honeycombs Network in Chiapas", a space were more than 9 institutions across 7 municipalities of the state take the responsibility in administrating, operating financing and maintaining each space. Our organization delivers permanent training, assessment, evaluation and networking, setting the necessary conditions of the communities to take the project into their hands since the first day. Each institution creates its own local Committee integrated by one member of the local institution and two members of the community; in that way, we leverage participation and increase the possibilities of success and sustainability of the project. Each space is in charge of installing and maintaining the physical space, providing open and permanent access to the users, as well as providing additional activities for families and children as cultural events, training, informal education, and so on. 4.- PERMANENT TRAINING and EVALUATION: The network is meant to serve as a permanent training platform for local institutions and communities around subjects such as early childhood care and development, reading stages, book selection, library management, learning methodologies and strategies, informal education approaches, creativity development, online learning, project management, etcetera. We provide regular in-person training sessions around the year, providing funding for the local committees to travel to the site were the training is done. As well, we engage in online training opportunities and maintain a close channel of communication. Over the years, we have brought high level specialists in Mexico and Latin America around reading and early childhood development, and we have been training more than 200 public agents across the country as coordinators of a National Diploma of Early Childhood. To ensure that we are heading into the right way, we subcontract external evaluations in a yearly basis. 5.- DIRECT INTERVENTION: Apart and even before than the "Reading Honeycombs “ project, we have been directly operating since 2010 our own early childhood space at EL INGENIO, benefiting children and families from San Cristobal de las Casas through free and open spaces, workshops and training sessions at the original Reading Honeycombs. As well, we participate in Book fairs, public exhibits and other events across the country, creating a referent of professional congruence by providing a living example.

Who benefits? (1500 characters)

The beneficiaries of the whole program have been more than 7,000 people, whom have received different services depending to the area: a) Direct Operation at El Ingenio: children 0-3 years, parents, grandparents, relatives, teachers, school supervisors, school directors and staff, staff from public non profit institutions. They come from more than 20 municipalities, states, and countries. b) Reading Honeycombs Network in Chiapas: children 0-3, parents, grandparents, relatives, librarians, local cultural agents, members of the community and staff from 10 public institutions. They live in 7 social and economically deprived communities were each Reading Honeycomb is installed: Zinacantan, Chenalho, Villa las Rosas, San Cristobal de las Casas, Tenejapa, Yajalon, Chalchihuitan. c) External Training processes: We have trained more than 200 agents of public institutions in Mexico City (Public Education Council) and Chiapas (State Council of Culture, Indigenous Center of Literature, Arts and Culture, "Pequeño Sol School", and more than 20 schools and non profit institutions). NOTE: the project has a strong focus in ECE, although we develop further literacy programs for other ages (3-6, 6-12, 13-18, 19-35, 35-) as a way to keep supporting the incoming readers. This approach brings both a long term educational opportunity for all ages, as well as a unique space for intergenerational encounters.

What kind of impact will your idea have? (1500 characters)

The project has already impacted the lives of children and their families in Chiapas and Mexico City through the following: 1.- Radical and immediate change of traditional public spaces into innovative, warm, confortable, healthy and attractive environments for children and their families. 2.- Creation of long-lasting emotional bonds between young readers, books and their families, improving the possibilities for their present and future development. 3.- Creation of autonomous readers. 4.- Increase in reading and healthy family interaction habits. 5.- Development of basic skills in reading that eventually help comprehension, fluency, vocabulary and further life long learning capabilities. 6.- Empowerment and leadership development of local agents in their communities. 7.- Appropriation of the project by the community (participation in the local Committees, translation of children’s book into indigenous Languages, development of original educational activities, etcetera.) 8.- Creation of Social capital through collaborative networks with common goals and responsibilities 9.- Development of sustainable means for cultural and non formal education in marginalized communities. 10.- Creation of employment by the production of original furniture. 11.- Transformation of the paradigms for early childhood by empowering families and communities to acquire responsibility (breaking the dependency of external agents). 12.- Skill and capability change among care givers.

How does or how could your idea impact low-income children? (1500 characters)

The project has benefited more than 7,000 families from low income directly in 7 municipalities among the lowest socioeconomic index in the country. The impact is direct as those families get free and permanent access to the activities of the project in the 10 public spaces available in Chiapas, as well as indirectly by the improved services provided by the staff of schools and public institutions who are trained at the project. The initiative is scalable and can led to enrich the existing effort of the many non-profit and public institutions in the US by three means: 1) Partering with existing institutions based in the US who with to enrich their experience with ours. 2) Training and capability development among decision makers, institutional networks, ECE local and national boards, education councils, public libraries, school boards, non profits, among others working with children from low income families. 3) Direct intervention: though piloting new interventions in public or private spaces where this kind of intervention is needed. 4) Sending furniture from our workshops to the local institutions and/or developing participative design proceses in the US with local partners to built their own systems according to their needs. We envision this process as a long term relationship with local institutions, engaging into participatory design and evaluation processes to carefully monitor the situation to be changed.

Innovation: What makes your concept innovative? (5000 characters)

Some of the innovative features are: 1) Inter-disciplinarity: The project provides complex solutions to complex problems, based in the everyday interdisciplinary practice in Education, Social Sciences, Research, Literature, Science and Technology, Architecture, Furniture Design, and Social Entrepreneurship. The staff of our institution are highly skilled, trained and recognized professionals in each field, with a permanent process of training and relation with other institutions in Mexico and abroad (we are members of the Learning Though play Network as Fellows of the Lego Foundation and Ashoka, as well as other creative platforms). 2) Long term scope: it was designed over 5 years of research and everyday practice in education in the region (El Ingenio started in 2006 and it was until 2010 that the early childhood program was piloted), having a long term vision to have a systemic change. 3) Participative Design and Construction: The Reading Honeycombs were created after a two year challenge of participative design were students, teachers, members of the community engaged in a critical process of designing effective solutions for educational spaces in the region with lowest levels of education. With the support of the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives, El Ingenio provided a framework to design its new library from the scratch, arriving to architectural, industrial, educational and social solutions for proper spaces for promoting reading from 0 years ahead. During that time, we developed ecological construction processes (national and internationally awarded) as well as the concept of the Reading Honeycombs and the model for promoting sustainable local processes for promoting welfare among children and youth. The results of the process set the conditions for a long term vision to provide innovative services appropriated by the community. The project highly innovative because in a era when technology seems to simplify reality, we do not pretend to offer magical solutions to complex socio-historical problems, but effective frameworks promoting that beneficiaries and communities develop original solutions to their own problems. 4) Spaces of possibility: the creation of every Reading Honeycomb (they are different according to the needs of each community), besides being innovative spaces for people to meet, learn, enjoy and develop healthy habits, are tangible referents for communities to transform their own conditions despite the adversities, making possible what they though it was imposible without the intervention of governments of external foundations. The magic of these environments creates a sense of hope for everyone involved, and becomes a "want to have" referent for other communities, paving the way for expanding new approaches for early childhood. 5) Permanent training and evaluation: The project is continuously providing training opportunities for the Network, linking professionals form other regions with local agents, and creating a circulation and exchange of knowledge. The permanent evaluations provide critical inputs for the network to continue what works and change whats needs to be improved. 6) Social Sustainability: The project is not financially supported totally by our organization and sponsors, but by the local institutions members of the Network. Each space is responsible of their operational and institutional expenses, and we provide mentorship and networking support. So, each space belongs to the community. 7) Ecological sustainability: The construction processes involved in the furniture making are sustainable and healthy for the end users, as we use certified sheet woods and safe materials for children in every aspect. 8) Financial sustainability: To continue working in what we love and believe in less dependent to external founding, we created a for profit institution in 2016, dedicated to comercialice goods and services to other markets. We have a mid term goal of 5 years to be self sustainable. This process implies that our services expansion will scale the benefits to many other regions of the country. 9) Face to face human interaction: In an era of growing dependence upon technology as a promise to solve social problems, we believe in human centered (face-to-face) approaches as means to meaningful changes. We embrace technology as means for our goals, but not as a goal it self, as the worldwide challenges for EC are calling to increase the family interaction, communication and human encounters. 10) Innovation scope: as founders of a Center of Creativity Development, the staff of the institution are embedded in creativity and innovation in every step of our activities. So, innovation is at the very heart our institutional mission and we take it very seriously.

Scale: Describe how your idea could reach a significant number of end-users. (1500 characters)

We have a 20 year scaling process (described in one of the documents attached, developed as part of the Globalizer Program with the support of Ashoka and The LEGO Foundation in 2016), with will imply that our model will reach a significant number of beneficiaries through time by the following strategies: 1.-CAPABILITY BUILDING: Multilevel training and knowledge sharing of our model or select elements of it, with entities working with children in other latitudes, multiplying the benefits among many families and children. 2.- TRANSFORMATION OF EXISTING SPACES: Transformation of existing environments through concrete interventions (libraries, schools, public spaces, exhibitions, conferences), with will have immediate results in improving quality of environments, multiplying the impacts by replicability of processes by third parties. 3.-CREATION OF NEW INNOVATION SPACES: intervening directly in the operation of new spaces as El Ingenio in other latitudes, replicating the impact by ensuring the high quality provided. As it has happened in the past, direct intervention is more expensive to operate but at a certain scale it provides a clear referent for other institutions to follow up innovation strategies based in the proven practice. The sustainability will be achieved mainly by the delivery of products and services by our parallel institution GENIART (www.geniart.mx): training, consultancy and product delivery, as well as partnering with local institutions.

Feasibility: Where are you with understanding the feasibility of your idea? Describe what you’ve done so far and your plans. (3000 characters)

The feasibility of the project has been proven over the years, and has been demonstrated by our external yearly evaluations (attached), as well as by the support of our allies, sponsors, and the many awards we have received: -Semifinalist in the “Buckminster Fuller Challenge” 2017 https://www.bfi.org/dymaxion-forum/2017/08/announcing-2017-fuller-challenge-semifinalists -Nomination to the “Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2017” http://www.alma.se/Documents/2016/Nominated_Candidates_2017.pdf - One of the 21 transforming educational experiences in Mexico, awarded by Ashoka and Kybernus, 2017. -“Green Library Awards 2016” by The International Federation of Libraries Associations and Institutions and De Gruyter https://www.ifla.org/node/10478 -“The Other Hundred Educators Award 2016” http://gallery.theotherhundred.com/node/977 -Nominated to the “IBBY.ASHAI Reading Promotion Awards” 2016 http://khanak.org/en/nominees-asahi-award-2016/ -Honorific Mention in the “Education and Museum Awards 2016”, Ibermuseus http://www.ibermuseus.org/boas-praticas/expo-ingenio-el-espacio/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BihRR-cVliA&t=322s http://www.elingenio.org.mx/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/MEMORIA-EXPO-INGENIO-EL-ESPACIO.pdf - 1st Place in the “National Award of Crime Prevention among Youth 2015” of the Federal Government and Motorola Solutions. -National Reading Award “México Lee 2015” by the Federal Government, Iberoamerican States Organization, and Santillana. http://www.elingenio.org.mx/lectoescritura/colmenas-de-lectura-recibe-premio-mexico-lee-2015/ -Finalist in the “VISIONARIS AWARD to Social Entrepreneurship 2015”, by Ashoka and UBS. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSWnXeO2qew&t=4s -Project selected by the Globalizer London Summit 2015. http://ashokaglobalizer.org/2016-re-imagine-learning-globalizer -Selected as Fellow of the Reimagine Learning Network of the LEGO FOUNDATION and ASHOKA https://www.changemakers.com/play2learn/network -Selected as Ashoka Fellow in 2015. http://mexico.ashoka.org/fellow/raúl-mendoza-azpiri -Selected as the only Mexican project to the International Fund of Cultural Diversity of UNESCO in 2015 http://en.unesco.org/creativity/sites/creativity/files/sessions/10igc-inf5_brochure_ifcd_en_0.pdf http://en.unesco.org/creativity/stories/new-horizons-creative-youth -1st Place at the National Recycling Award 2012 awarded by the federal government and private enterprises by Bimbo Group, Fundación Azteca, SEP, SEMARNAT. http://www.elingenio.org.mx/otros/el-ingenio-recibe-1er-lugar-en-premio-recicla-2012/ -State Volunteer Award 2012 given by the government of the State of Chiapas. -Best Practices Award in Social Service 2011 by Universidad Iberoamericana. -Solid Wastes Recycling National Award 2011 given by the federal government and private sector (COPARMEX, CONAGUA, SEMARNAT). More information at: www.elingenio.org.mx www.germinalia.org.mx

Business Viability: How viable is your business model? (5000 characters)

Our business model was carefully designed since 2013 at put into practice in 2016 by launching our brand GENIART (http://www.geniart.mx), and showcasing our products and services in two national fairs in Mexico City and one in London (Globalizer Summit). At that very first year, we achieved 40% of our annual income from commercializing products and services of our social enterprise: library construction, furniture design and construction, training to federal and local government, cultural services. That income proved the feasibility of our business model. Our market segment for our products is diverse: private and public schools, federal and local institutions, libraries, playground, households, hotels, restaurants and private business. The market for our services is localized in private, public and non-for profit institutions working in childhood education and development. The barrier for it to succeed are: 1) Increase of violence and insecurity in neighboring states in Mexico, which can lead to a decrease on the chain of supplies of our products to other regions, increasing the costs of input transportation, insurance and product delivery. 2) Political instability: 2018 is a year of elections in Mexico, plus the uncertainty of the commercial relations with the current US Government. This could lead to a scenario of economical instability and recession. Knowing that this elements are completely out of our control, we currently have a business research mission in Canada and the US to study new market supply and production environments in the wooden furniture industry, with can lead to an alternative commercial plan to sustain the project. The barriers for that is the lack of fixed headquarters in US and Canada, with can be succeeded by partnering with local institutions willing to embrace our model in part of their work, as well as providing online mentoring and seasonal direct intervention.

HCD: How have you used human centered design to build or refine your concept? (5000 characters)

The project has a coherent human centered design process in the core of its philosophy and mission: 1) Early childhood in context: The services provided by the project are based not only in international research and permanent training of our staff in early childhood education, care and development, but also in local and everyday contact with the local conditions of childhood in Mexico. The needs and challenges of children in the region were the project started are very different from the realities of urban populations in bigger cities, because of the huge diversity of environments, politics, economies, cultures and history. Thus, we embrace a committed approach towards participative-contextual-action based in results (permanently monitored by internal and external agents) as a way of ensuring an effective match between theory and practice, providing better solutions based in reality and not in textbook`s interpretations. 2) Participative design: The participatory design process (described in previous statements) has a unique human centered approach, providing a coherent match between the problems and the local agency to solve them. We are truly convinced by our own experience that there are not single solutions for one single problem, and even less, single solutions for multiple problems at multiple social contexts. So, our participatory design implies that people who are every day living the problems of early childhood in different communities, are the ones who will eventually change it. Our role is to provide a constructive support to promote the autonomous development of leadership and entrepreneurial skills, educational capabilities and paradigm change. In contrast with other institutions, we do not pursue massive interaction, but personal and intimate relationships with those local change makers. Our long-term approach is based in changing small biographies as a way to multiply the impacts and promote that third parties become change-makers as well. So, we embrace a human center interaction were beneficiaries are considered completely capable and responsible individuals with all the necessary means to first change their own habits, and thus their communities. 3) Reading as an effective mean for human change: our early childhood approach is centered in Reading because we have directly experienced the impacts of reading with little children in their general development (as well as the international literature proves it). It doesn't have to do only with the literacy skills and capabilities, but most important, with the development of affective bonds between children, their families and caretakers, which will set the conditions to further integral assertive personality frameworks and general well being. We could work as well with Music and other areas, but we have developed an expertise in reading promotion as a immediate mean to change home interactions and institutional practices to early childhood, making possible that families and institutions change their own everyday practice by discovering themselves as capable and enjoyable readers.

Tell us more about you (3000 characters)

The idea was born as part of the Reading and Writing Program of EL INGENIO (http://www.elingenio.org.mx), in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas. Originally opened as a center for learning support of indigenous university students in 2006, over time it became a non-formal space for people from all ages to develop learning skills and creativity capabilities across 5 programs: Music, Literature, Arts, Creative Industries, Science and Tech. In 2008 we started working with the children of the students, and by 2010 we had a small reading space for babies and their families; then we started our permanent training in early childhood education. By the same year we launched the participatory process to design the new library with children, young students, parents, neighbors, public institutions, teachers, and non-profit institutions, we came with different models to address the challenge. In 2011 we finished the first building out of recycled materials (awarded by different institutions as a unique referent of local sustainable construction), and in 2012 we refurnished the library with the first Reading Honeycomb prototype built by high school students. Originally meant to be only at the Library of El Ingenio, after it opened its doors we experienced a phenomena never seen before: children ran directly to the shelves and jumped into the hexagonal cushions to devour books by them selves. The founders of the project have been working in education since 1996, particularly in reading literacy process, but we had never experienced such an immediate and automatic effect of spatial environment in reading promotion. We discovered how children appropriated and inhabited the library for its niches in which they feel they were in their own intimate world, protected by the uncommon, confortable and colorful shapes providing them with multiple means for imagination. So, after the "Honeycomb effect" in the first months, we received a massive demand from local schools and institutions to provide them the furniture. After a critical review of the demand, and very aware of the negative consequences of a-critical replicability of educational processes in Latin America, we designed an pilot experiment in which we invited existing public spaces to submit applications to create their own library, with certain criteria that we thought would diminish the failure rate, basically a long term commitment to a permanent training process. Then we launched our furniture shop with young students from El Ingenio, and after evaluating the first call for Community Reading Honeycombs in 2013, we created the Network with a clear set of regulations which we saw functioned in practice and designed the social enterprise. Over time, our staff has became recognized professionals in early childhood fields, by coordinating a Diploma of Art, Play and Literature in Early Childhood for the Council of Education, expanding the impacts of the project beyond the network and direct intervention.

Do you have the people and partners you need to do what you’ve described? (600 characters)

In Mexico, we have partners as: Reading Honeycombs Network of Chiapas, DIF (Council of Childhood and Families-local, regional and federal), SECULTA (Federal and State Council of Culture), State Department of Libraries, SEP (Federal Education Council), CELALI (Center of Indigenous Literature, Arts and Culture), and others. Globally, we partner with the LEGO Foundation, Ashoka, Disney Foundation, Fund for Cultural Diversity-UNESCO, and professionals in the field from Iberoamerica. In the US we will partner with local institutions, universities, clients and foundations.

As you consider your next steps, what kinds of help could you use? Is there a type of expertise that would be most helpful? (1800 characters)

We would need specialized expertise in business development in the furniture industry to expand our business model into Canada and the United States, to achieve financial sustainability for our project. As well, we would need to partner with local institutions to understand the needs and contexts of the potential beneficiaries, to be able to develop critical participative design process, improving the possibilities of the interventions to succeed.

Would you like mentoring support?

  • Yes

If so, what type of mentoring support do you think you need? (1200 characters)

Business model development for the US market

Are you willing to share your email contact information submitted on OpenIDEO with Gary Community Investments?

  • Yes, share my contact information

[Optional] Biography: Upload your biography. Please include links to relevant information (portfolio, LinkedIn profile, organization website, etc).

Sofía Lopez Fuertes: Founder and General Coordinator of the Reading Honeycombs. Sociologist, MA in Social Anthropology, writer of 3 published book for children (in Spanish and mayan languages) and 10 years of experience in early childhood. She coordinates the Diploma in Art, Play and Early Childhood for the Council of Education in Mexico City. Her work has been awarded 1st place in the National Award for Reading Promotion 2015, and was nominated to the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2017.

What is the stage of your proposal?

  • Full-scale roll-out: I have completed a pilot and analyzed the impact of that pilot on the users I am trying to reach with my idea. I am ready to expand the pilot significantly.
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Attachments (7)

SOFIA LOPEZ PORTFOLIO.pdf

Professional Portfolio of Sofia Lopez Fuertes, Coordinator of the project

memoria Colmenas de Lectura .pdf

Memoirs of the Reading Honeycombs Network in Chiapas, founded in 2013 with 9 public spaces from 7 municipalities in Chiapas, creating meaningful learning spaces for early childhood.

1. General Presentation - GERMINALIA AC.pdf

Resume of the Reading Honeycombs Network in Chiapas, showing basic information about origins, participating communities and achievmenets.

FINAL STRATEGY GLOBALIZER-EL INGENIO.pdf

Scaling Strategy developed in the Globalizer-Ashoka-Lego Foundation Program, presented in the Globalizer Summit in London 2016.

informe ingenio 2016.web.pdf

2016 Annual report of El Ingenio, showing images, testimonials, accountability reports and achievements of each program. The Reading Honeycombs appears as part of the Reading and Writing Program, pages 10-12.

informe ingenio 2015 web.pdf

2015 Annual report of El Ingenio, showing images, testimonials, accountability reports and achievements of each program. The Reading Honeycombs appear as part of the Reading and Writing Program, pages 12-15.

EvaluaciónColmenas2015-14-12-15.BAJA.pdf

External Evaluation of the Reading and Writing Honeycombs in Chiapas, showing the impacts and challenges of the project in 2015

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