Sponsor Nadine Pagerie shared this beautiful photo from her recent visit with her sponsored student, Blanca. Thought you’d all enjoy taking a quick trip to Guatemala yourselves, without leaving your desk. Thanks for sharing, Nadine!
Archive | February, 2011
Last Friday, Common Hope celebrated the housewarming of the 25 homes built by Constru Casa last year, 19 in partnership with Common Hope. Adolfo Vivar, the mayor of Antigua, was there to thank the nonprofits involved. The group also heard from Caroline van Heerde, Constru Casa Director; Sandra Ortiz, Antigua Programs Director; and a representative […]
Education promoters are on the front lines of Common Hope’s latest initiative to provide greater educational opportunities for Guatemalan children. Ligia Pol’s work day starts early. She wakes at 5:30 a.m. to prepare classroom materials before catching a ride into San Rafael an hour later. Arriving at school around 7:30 a.m., Ligia greets all 15 […]
The Antigua Youth Support program has kicked off the new school year, and over the past few weeks students have participated in a variety of different activities aimed at improving grades, lessening the probability of drop-outs, and increasing self-esteem and critical thinking abilities. In addition to the ongoing weekly youth group activities, students now also […]
by Rocio Gonzalez, Satellite Coordinator For the first time, the junior high in San Rafael needs more desks! They have more students this year, and this is the first time they have asked for more desks since we have been in San Rafael. Before, there were always extras. So we gave them 10 second-hand desks […]