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Sponsor a Book and Learning To Fly

Patricino un Libro (Sponsor a Book) is a non-profit organization based in Monterrey. Their mission is to introduce children in underprivileged, marginal, and high-risk neighborhoods to Christian and universal values through cultivating the joy of reading, and to transform their lives in the process. In the past five years, Patricino un Libro has distributed over 75,000 books to some of Mexico's poorest neighborhoods, mountain villages, hospitals, cancer centers, orphanages, and nurseries for the children of underprivileged single mothers. Programs include:

  • Contests with prizes
  • Musical shows
  • Workshops for the mothers
  • Book distribution where each child receives 3 to 5 books
  • The donation of a complete set of books to the school or institution visited

In 2013, the Sponsor a Book team expanded their ministry to include a Workshop Program for female prison inmates. Their "Learning To Fly' program involves weekly includes weekly classes, workshops and group and personal counseling sessions for inmates. The 6 month program covers topics such as self-esteem, forgiveness, conflict resolution, values, communication, assertiveness, the importance of having a life plan and more. Isabelle and team have plans to further expand the "Learning to Fly" program to include juvenile delinquents. Stay tuned for more updates on this life-changing program.

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"Learning To Fly" Prison Inmate Program - 2013

If you haven't already heard, our Patricino Un Libro team has expanded our services to include programs for prison inmates in Mexico City. Over the past year, over 72 female inmates participated in our 6 month “Learning to Fly” program, which consists of a series of classes, workshops and personal counseling sessions.

Sponsor a Book reaches more than 1,000 underprivileged children

Again, we want to thank you so very much for your support of our projects and for donating the books we distribute. Mexico finds itself in a very difficult situation right now, after 25 years of having religious and moral education banned from the schools (the government just re-instituted civic instruction and is training their teachers to do so). Being able to distribute value-based literature to the most vulnerable and at risk children is such a powerful opportunity to help stem the tide of organized crime.

Sponsor a Book, Mexico, 2011 Report

Isabelle Nizincourt

Thanks to the generous donation of books we received from Activated Ministries in April 2011 we were able to bring educational and inspirational books to:

Creating Magic Memories!

Isabel Nizincourt

During the Christmas season, the Four Seasons Hotel in Mexico City received our volunteers from Patricino un Libro with a group of 35 girls from a local orphanage. The girls enjoyed story-telling, interactive games, individual gifts of toys and books, yummy food and deserts, and a night-time visit to the dreamlike inner gardens of the hotel, lit by torches and enveloped with heavenly live harp music. The awe in the girls’ eyes was a delight to watch.

5 days, 5 Indian communities, over 1,000 children and more than 4,000 sponsored books distributed

Isabelle Nizincourt

Imagine you are a boy or a girl, born in remote community of Guerrero (one of the poorest state in Mexico). The closest “big” city (of 100,000 inhabitants) is over two hours away, half of the way on mountain dirt roads. The place is dormant under an implacable heat. Nothing much happens here, especially in the way of entertainment, and one day you hear that a team of foreigners is on their way to do a program in your village, and that they are bringing with them gifts of toys and books. Wow!

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