Tegucigalpa, Honduras — Riecken Community Libraries recently partnered with Study.com to support educational programs within rural libraries of Honduras and Guatemala. The programs focus on giving impoverished areas access to information and technology.
The contribution from Study.com will support the work of over 60 Riecken Community Libraries in the region. This helps the libraries provide communities with books, technology, training and dynamic programs that range from early childhood nutrition to leadership development to support for local entrepreneurs. Last year, Riecken libraries had over 300,000 visitors benefiting from these offerings.
"By empowering children in these communities, we strengthen their voice in a world that often overlooks them, and help them to become tomorrow's leaders within – and beyond – their communities," said Bill Cartwright, President of Riecken Community Libraries. "We are thrilled Study.com has partnered with us and provided $25,000 towards the programs, which will enable us to enhance the quality of materials, technology and training that we can deliver in our programs."
Adrian Ridner, Founder of Study.com, is enthusiastic about the company's partnership with Riecken Community Libraries: "Education is one of the most impactful ways to help those in remote or impoverished areas develop the skills they need to succeed. Study.com is dedicated to making education accessible by both offering affordable online courses and study tools and by fostering partnerships with organizations like Riecken libraries. We feel that we have a natural alignment with Riecken Libraries because they are also providing access to information that can change lives in their communities. We are honored to help by using our contribution to bring otherwise unavailable resources to this very challenged region."
About Riecken Community Libraries
Riecken Community Libraries bring access to information and programs to poor rural areas of Central America through a network of over 60 dynamic community libraries. Offering books, programs relevant to the needs of the communities being served, and access to technology whenever possible â Riecken libraries connect people in Honduras and Guatemala to each other and to the world. They help prepare a generation of local leadership and open minds and imaginations to a world of possibilities otherwise inaccessible to these underserved communities.
Study.com is the simplest, most efficient way to learn. Over 30 million students a month use our online courses and study tools to master any subject. We help K-12 and college students excel academically and professionals gain the skills they need in the workplace. Study.com's animated videos bring concepts to life and provide an easy, low cost way to improve grades, earn college credit and close skill gaps. Study.com was founded in 2002 and remains a privately held company located in Mountain View, California.
For more information contact:
Reicken Community Libraries
bill [at] rieckenlibraries.org
jmcham [at] study.com