Archive | February, 2014

Little Star

New ideas for teaching reading

Teachers from San Miguel Milpas Altas and San Cristobal came to our Antigua site two Fridays ago to participate in the “Little Star” training. Eleven teachers, mainly those teaching first grade, participated in the workshop on the phonetic method called “Little Star,” which provides a systematic way to teach reading to preschoolers and first graders. […]

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Meet long-term volunteer Morgan Newman

If you’re visiting us in Guatemala in the next year, you will likely meet Morgan Newman, one of our new long-term volunteers who is coordinating Vision Teams. Here are her answers to a little Q and A with our Grants & Communications Officer Erin Treinen. Position: Vision Team Coordinator Time with CH: 4 months Favorite […]

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Lia Huber leads youth cooking class

Lia Huber of Nourish Network leads youth group cooking adventure

Last week, a very excited group of kids got to take part in a cooking class led by Lia Huber, founder of Nourish Network. They cooked vegetables and learned how to spice them up using flavored oil, nuts, and a variety of spices. Lia first demonstrated different techniques. Afterward, the kids were allowed to experiment […]

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Hago la Diferencia

First place in first-of-its-kind fundraiser

We recently participated in a groundbreaking new fundraiser in Guatemala. The campaign was sponsored by Hago la Diferencia, a new crowdfunding website similar to GiveMN or Global Giving in the US, the first of its kind in Guatemala. This kind of growing support and promotion for philanthropy by local Guatemalans is a very promising sign. During the […]

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