Today is Teacher Appreciation Day in Guatemala. On this day, we honor the teachers and educators at Common Hope, our sponsored students that have graduated as teachers, and the 101 teachers in our partner schools – all of whom are making a significant difference in the lives of Guatemalan children. Thank you, teachers, for all […]
Archive | June, 2013
Working to sponsor 25 kids from San Miguel Milpas Altas for our Spark Hope campaign, it has been great to get to know the community a little better. Below are facts about the town that Erin Treinen collected on recent visits. Click here for a slideshow of snapshots from San Miguel. 10 facts about San […]
We held a sponsorship campaign in May and June for 5th and 6th graders in San Miguel Milpas Altas. This is our newest community, where we started working in 2010. We wanted to share with you more about the challenges and strengths of San Miguel, as you help us grow support for its students. Commitment […]
Jaime Obando is our newest sponsor. He and his wife Laura signed on this week during our Spark Hope campaign to sponsor Dennis, a fifth grader in San Miguel Milpas Altas. When corresponding about his sponsorship, we discovered something extra special about him: Jaime used to be sponsored by Common Hope himself. He graduated as […]
The second annual Lean Thinking Guatemala Conference was held this spring thanks to Common Hope supporter James Womack, founder of the Lean Enterprise Institute. Jim is very well known among company CEOs as an expert on lean production and lean thinking. The core idea of lean is to create more value for customers using fewer […]
Sponsorship allows for students to explore the breadth and depth of their interests in school. For Eimy, this has been the arts, which she has loved since she was a little girl. Painting, dancing, singing, Eimy has embraced them all––and she has already received recognition for her work.