Year THREE in Zacango here we come...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Los Suenos de Zacango Celebrates One Year

For those of you who recieve the electronic version of Zacango's monthly newspaper, Los Suenos de Zacango, you may recognize some of these happy faces. Here is the newspaper crew, from left: Marisol, Rocio, Maricruz, Gabriela, Doricela, Estela, and Teresa
In January we celebrated the paper's one year anniversary with a small program in the community hall together with cake and coffee. The girls were very proud of their accomplishment (as they should be, the newspaper is the only one of it's kind in a municipality of approximately 60 communities) and have now officially taken over the production of the newspaper. The paper is very well recieved in Zacango and is a great way to promote community pride, as well as literacy for both the readers and the writers.
Also, thanks to the youth group from our church in Yellowknife (Yellowknife United Church) the newspaper group was able to purchase a printer to print the paper. The printer also serves as a copy machine and the girls have opened up a small copying business. We are super proud of these young women and wish them much success!
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