Archive | January, 2011

In memory of Kathleen Lock

[En español] We are all very saddened by the loss of our good friend and co-worker, Kathleen Lock, who died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 29, 2011. Kathleen served as finance director at Common Hope for nearly nine years and over that time, she left a deep impression on the […]

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Supplies for the new school year!

The Antigua site was bustling yesterday with affiliated kids and families who came to pick up their bags of supplies for the 2011 school year. The doors opened at 8:30am, and hundreds of families came through in the span of about six hours. Common Hope staff members also took the opportunity to promote some of our other […]

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Enthusiasm builds for library, reading, and school, even over break

Over their school break, kids were reading picture books, putting together puzzles, and running around outdoors playing games. At the same time, they were building their skills in reading, problem solving, and teamwork. And having a blast while doing so. Education promoters were hard at work over the school break, promoting our library, leading reading […]

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Vacation school

Education promoters held vacation schools in area partner schools over the holiday break. (The Guatemalan school year runs from late January to early November, with a break from mid November through most of January.) Below are photos from the vacation school in San Rafael, where children participated in activities that encouraged reading, creative and critical […]

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