We believe in the potential of reading as a means of learning, information and recreation. Therefore, we promote literacy learning and training readers from early childhood.

What moves us

Our programs

El Placer de Oír Leer

Organized by Fundación Ibáñez Atkinson, El Placer de Oír Leer is the largest read-aloud reading contest in the country. Since 2014, this initiative has placed value on children’s reading aloud, thus contributing to enhance key skills such as self-esteem, critical and creative thinking, concentration, listening and a favorable attitude towards reading, among other essential attributes for the comprehensive development of children.

The contest, which has impacted close to 108,000 children since its creation in 2014, is organized by Fundación Ibáñez Atkinson and has the collaboration of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, through its faculties of Education and Literature and its Biblioteca Escolar Futuro, and NTV; in addition to Editorial SM, IBBY Chile and Fundación Palabra as sponsors.

Learn more at www.elplacerdeoirleer.cl

Lectura Educa

The Lectura Educa program promotes the training of readers from early childhood to eighth grade in the Huiscapi community, La Araucanía region. It contemplates a reading promotion plan aimed at promoting the acquisition and development of the reading habit and the execution of the Primero Lee program, carried out together with Fundación Crecer con Todos, whose purpose is to develop comprehensive literacy.
Thus, Lectura Educa includes various activities such as training talks for teachers, librarians and parents, reading mediation sessions, creative writing contests and workshops, fitting out libraries and reading spaces, organizing visits by writers and agents related to reading. , among other initiatives.

Other areas of action


Through heritage projects, we seek to recover and enhance the value of the Chiloé churches, a unique example of religious architecture in Latin America and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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We work with students, teachers and companies developing environmental education and conservation programs because we are convinced that to effectively protect the planet, everything begins with awareness.

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Educational family

Because we believe in the irreplaceable power of education as a pillar of development, all of our work areas have educational programs focused on children, youth and adults.