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NEAPI: New Autonomous Education for Indigenous People

Chiapas, Mexico

Antique Books

NEAPI (New Autonomous Education for Indigenous People) is composed of 9 autonomous elementary schools. They are run on private funding completely apart from the government.  The children come from families that live on less than $200 USD a year. They are farming families and survive off the corn and beans they plant. The teachers come from the same communities and only make $50 a month.  Each school has a small community library with a library coordinator.  Their libraries are composed of 50-200 books per school. 

These elementary schools are in need of reading materials! Want to make a change? Check out the reading list below!

Age range: 5-11

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

NEAPI: Programs
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