New Hope students had the opportunity this spring to participate in a global photo project called Show Me Your School. Students from 23 elementary schools in 11 countries across five continents participated, including schools in China, France, Ghana, Australia, India, and of course Guatemala. The goal was for these students from all parts of the world to connect […]
Archive | June, 2014
This year’s all-staff team building activity was an ambitious environmental project. Staff from all sites came together last Friday to plant trees on Cerro de la Cruz, the park above Antigua. It was a great morning of team building and caring for the environment. The activity started with a puzzle that illustrated working as a team, demonstrating how each […]
Last Thursday the children and teachers of the Antigua preschool presented their ever-charming talent show, a favorite annual event. This year, it was a circus theme: lions jumping through hoops, monkeys riding tricycles, baby gymnasts tumbling, ballet dancers twirling. There was also a special guest performance by a mime named Tamagochi, famous in Antigua for performing on […]
On Friday June 20, our friends at Target hosted a wonderful event at their corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, MN. Four of our Common Hope staffers attended the event and gave a short presentation for approximately 35 volunteers in attendance. Then the volunteers got to work, filling school bags with all of the donated supplies. They […]
We’re starting a new little blog series with Vinicio, our head chef at the Antigua site. Every so often, we will share a new Guatemalan recipe from him, so you can try and re-create it at home. Our first recipe is Black Pepian. Pepian is a very traditional Guatemalan dish, one you can make with beef […]
These little pumpkins came into Erin Treinen’s office yesterday afternoon to invite her to the Antigua preschool’s annual talent show. They gave her a ticket for the show, which Erin is taking great care not to lose, because there will be raffle prizes! What fun.