This educational organization, founded in 1999 by parishioner Ellen Trakas, works directly with schools and community groups in El Salvador to provide reading programs and books for children. We believe that books will provide an opportunity for children to experience the world and develop a lifelong journey of reading for personal pleasure, growth, and information. The children’s greater educational potential will help contribute to improving their lives and to the overall economic and political development of their countries.
This ministry collects books, school uniforms and raises money for teachers’ salaries, water cisterns and programs for children with special needs. Delegations travel to El Salvador annually for person-to-person support and teaching.
To support Books for Peace or for more information, please contact Ellen Trakas at 816-229-3989.