Archive | June, 2014

New Hope students join global student photo project

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 […]

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Staff plant 500 trees for team building activity

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 […]

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Enjoying the Show

A circus for this year’s preschool talent show

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 […]

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Friends at Target donate school supplies for New Hope

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 […]

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