Archive | August, 2013

Homework time in San Rafael

Here’s a glimpse of last week’s homework club in San Rafael. Education promoters do more than homework with the kids in the club, all with the goal of helping kids do better in school. The club is structured just like the first grade classroom in partner schools. The kids come in, get in line to […]

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Sponsor builds home for her student and family

Preschool teacher Nancy Chirhart has shown great commitment to children in Guatemala over the years. A sponsor since 1999, Nancy has visited Guatemala every summer since 2009. She divides her time between volunteering in the classroom, building houses, taking Spanish classes, and visiting her sponsored students. This year, Nancy had an extra special volunteer project […]

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Housewarming gifts

Longtime supporter Jackie Dietz recently moved into a new home. At her housewarming party, she generously collected a ton of school supplies instead of housewarming gifts. Here she is bringing the supplies into our new home, which is still being prepared for our mid-September move. It’s fitting that Jackie is one of the first to […]

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In a sponsor’s own words

Amanda shared the following with us at the end of her volunteer experience: I had decided before my visit to sponsor a child if all of the things that you promised on your website were true. And I was really blown away by how much time and effort you put into your work. Thank you. […]

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Skill building thanks to the Strachan Foundation

The Strachan Foundation was in Antigua this week to offer two trainings for Common Hope and several other local organizations. The first was on monitoring and evaluation, the second on conflict resolution and restorative practices. Between the two trainings, 20 staff from Common Hope participated, as well as about ten guests from other NGOs: Cooperative […]

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