What we do

A Liberating Library

All A mano manaba programs have a clear gender focus. Our intention is to empower girls and women through education and culture to better negotiate their subalternity conditions within the patriarchal structure that submits them.

The library has a bibliographic collection of more than 5,000 titles and counting. A good part of the catalog is aimed at valuing one's own and reading and writing as tools for building healthy self-esteem in the Don Juan community. The new library also promotes other activities and projects such as homework assistance; remedial reading; teacher training for rural teachers of the Jama Canton and the "a day in the Library" program, which brings, once a week a class from the the local School to the Library.

A mano manaba Library attends between 80 and 100 boys and girls a week in the library, a number that continues to increase. Girls have priority and privilege in all programs.

Do you want to help us?

Donate now

  • Support the operation of the Bibliobus so that the A Mano Manaba library reaches many more children. go to our Donate now!
  • Donate books and teaching materials. We appreciate first reading books in very good condition. Call our volunteers in Quito 593 992649206.

Come and lend us a hand

Register as a volunteer in the Intercultural Program: Knowledge exchange, to support school assignments or the remedial reading program. We also need support to perform activities such as capoeira, theater, painting, acrobatics, etc ... Find us like "A Children´s Library by the beach" at Workaway