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 thinking, and teamwork, led by Common Hope’s education promoters and other staff. Click here for a reflection from Lesbia Marroquín, social work coordinator, on a vacation school reading activity in San Rafael. Look for more details soon on education promoter activities, both our website and in our January eNews, coming out early next week.