Guatemala has the worst literacy rate in Central America.
Guatemala has the worst literacy rate of Central America and the second worst literacy rate of all the Americas. An absence of resources for students, insufficient teacher training, and a lack of emphasis on the importance of reading contribute to Guatemala's high illiteracy rates. This in turn has a negative effect on a child's language, literacy, numeracy, and cognitive development, creating life-long consequences.
But access to books can create a culture of reading that will have a lasting impact in the lives of children.