We’ve received a burst of donations from the UK after Oxford mathematician and Common Hope sponsor Marcus du Sautoy gave The Queen a very unusual diamond jubilee gift: a hyper-dimensional symmetrical object. The gift got a lot of press in the UK (BBC, London Times, WIRED, Oxford University, Oxford Times) and the articles mentioned Marcus’s project, […]
Archive | October, 2012
High school teacher Andrea Aronson traveled to Guatemala this summer to volunteer in the Antigua preschool. She worked alongside a bright, talented young woman named Luly, a student teacher who showed a real knack for managing the classroom and relating to the children. This wasn’t the first time the two teachers had met—Luly was just […]
Position: Vision Team Coordinator Time with Common Hope: 16 months Favorite Guatemalan cuisine: Pepián #1 Travel Essential: Toilet Paper! 1. How did you come to volunteer here at Common Hope? I came back to Guatemala in January 2010 to finish some university studies. Although this was my third time in Guatemala, I knew that I […]
Jose Luis Vasquez, an accounting intern last fall, had a hard time leaving Common Hope after his 200-hour internship was complete. Soon, he was back at Common Hope volunteering, which he continued to do for months while he looked for paid work. “I liked getting up early every day, coming to work, and accomplishing what […]
The library held a special event for Children’s Day in Guatemala on October 1. More than 130 children enjoyed a special cake and piñata and then the biggest highlight of the day: a spirited re-enactment of The Tortoise and the Hare, complete with full costumes. Hooray for fun with reading!
Students at New Hope School are avid participants in extracurricular sports, and as a result they have become strong athletes. The school participants in a number of tournaments with area schools, and New Hope students have done very well in many of them. The school hosted a big gymnastics tournament for Independence Day in September, […]