Archive | August, 2009

Creating a Space for Celebration

Last week, 25 kids from the mentorship program attended a birthday party to celebrate the students with birthdays in the first half of the year.  In December, the group will celebrate the students with birthdays during the latter months of the year.  The group had a piñata, put on a play, sang and danced, and […]

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Celebrating Indigenous Culture

This morning, the daycare center in Antigua put on a “Civic Act” to celebrate indigenous cultures in Guatemala.  The children dressed in typical indigenous clothing and carried fruits and vegetables to represent the major contribution that indigenous communities provide to agriculture in Guatemala. The children processed into the education center’s amphitheater carrying the Guatemalan flag […]

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All Eyes on the Storybook

by Lisa Hetzel, Human Resources Director In my role as Human Resources Director, most of my week is spent inside the walls of our central offices in Antigua, Guatemala. Therefore I appreciated the recent opportunity to accompany a group of social workers on their home visits in the rural village of San Rafael, since I’ve […]

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Encounters with the Successful: Part II

by Tamalyn Gutierrez, Country Director Last night, I invited Carlos and Hector Robles to present at my Rotary club. Carlos is a film maker about to graduate with a degree in film production.  He showed two movies — one reality show he is making for the Internet and one movie that is about HIV in […]

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Encounters with the Successful: Part I

by Tamalyn Gutierrez Jonathan, a former affiliated student, showed up in my office on a recent Friday morning.  I was headed to do an administrative task of some sort but welcomed the interruption.   Jonathan told me that Julio, Andres, Arnoldo and he would be playing in a band contest that evening in the Central […]

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Historical Moments, Big and Little

Tamalyn Gutierrez, Country Director, just passed along this photo and correspondence with Leddy, a teacher at New Hope School.  A great window into the day’s activities (via my rough translation). Leddy: Buen día Tamalyn!! Acá te envío una fotografía de 1er grado. En este momento se encuentra en la Actividad de Lectoescritura ya que están […]

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