What does Holistica Foundation (HF) do?
We understand that education development involves complex socioeconomic issues and it is not restricted to having access to literary works. However, several international studies confirm the importance of reading for academic achievement. In an article published in the journal Research in Social Stratification and Mobility a group of sociologists linked to universities in Nevada and California, in the United States, presented the largest international study on the impact of reading on academic success. The main finding: the greater the number of literary works at home, the higher is the educational level (in years) of the people growing up in that home.
Then, what we do is to provide students an additional opportunity to grow.
Where in Brazil does HF work?
What is the 1BOOK4LIFE Program?
1BOOK4LIFE Program is responsible for operations in Brazil. The local team is responsible for selecting the books, inviting schools to join the program, managing the distribution of the books and monitoring and evaluating all activities in regards to onsite operations. Holistica Foundation is responsible for collecting funds, purchasing the books, monitoring and evaluating 1BOOK4LIFE’s activities and providing feedback to donors.
Is Holistica Foundation affiliated with a religious or government organization?
Why should I support this organization when there are people in need in my own country?
We do not see social investment as an either/or proposition, specially in education.
Every community could benefit from improvements in education, but in Brazil a small investment can have a major impact in the lives of the whole community. And we’ve experienced that. Children benefited through HF’s gifts usually read the books to their family members – many of them illiterate. And they also lend books to friends and family in the community. It’s like if the community becomes a live sharable library!
The impact of literacy in poor communities in places like Brazil is huge. Children who read usually get away from violence. It’s an avalanche of change!
How is Holistica Foundation funded?
Where can I find Holistica Foundation branded media and materials?
Our media page includes a fact sheet, photos, logos, descriptions of our work, and our brand identity standards. You can help us spread the word using your own social media. Learn more here.
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Kids IN LOVE WITH books
New Books given to students
Prata dos Baianos Elementary School
All 140+ students attending the school were being given a couple of brand new high quality print literature books.
Ronaldo Soares Elementary School
1BOOK4LIFE is name of our Social Educational Program which goal is to engage students to develop an everyday reading habit. This is how passion for reading comes to life!
Benedita Soares High School
One of the key aspects of our work is to incentivize the students not only to read the books they got from 1BOOK4LIFE, but to exchange them with one another. Lots of school projects are also done taking advantage of the new books and the new passioante readers.
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We are happy to hear your feedback, suggestions and more. Consider becoming a sower of literacy and help us get more seeds of love for reading bearing wonderful fruits.