Archive | May, 2012

How to build excitement for reading

Common Hope held a training yesterday for the teachers of San Cristobal, one in a series of ten training sessions about reading pedagogy. This particular workshop focused on how to get students excited to read and how to structure reading in the classroom. The trainings are a result of the operational planning teachers conducted last […]

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Fernando, scholar of dinosaurs, needs a sponsor

by Mariah Quinn-Duffy, long-term volunteer Fernando, a kindergartener, lives with his parents and younger brother Edwin in San Pedro las Huertas. He especially enjoys coloring and playing with his new friends at recess. After school, Fernando likes to play soccer with his brother and cousins that live nearby. Fernando’s mother, Doña Amabilia, is thrilled that […]

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Celebrating World Book Day

The Antigua library held a number of special activities during the week of World Book Day in late April. It all started on April 21 with a festival for the youth group, where the kids participated in a variety of games. These included reading a giant picture book while jumping rope, playing a life-size game […]

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Help from the University of San Carlos

Para leer en español, haga click aqui. Last month, our education support staff hosted a day of hearing exams with support from the University San Carlos. They performed 57 exams on mostly children along with a few adults. Mariela España, psychologist and speech therapist for Common Hope, organized the event. She says that hearing loss […]

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Apoyo de la Universidad de San Carlos

To read in English, click here. El mes pasado, el programa de terapia del lenguaje del departamento de apoyo educativo organizó una jornada de exámenes de audición con apoyo de la Universidad de San Carlos.  En total se realizaron 57 exámenes, la mayoría siendo niños y algunos adultos. Mariela España, Psicóloga y Terapista de Lenguaje […]

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My wish for Jesus Alex

by short-term volunteer Debra Des Vignes A couple of weeks ago, I was glad to be heading to the Santa Catarina school along with my husband to meet some children who go to the school. We left behind Antigua’s candlelit restaurants and beautiful courtyards for the winding path into the small town. We drove past […]

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