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Sponsors and visitors share in many joyous moments

This year, Common Hope the pleasure of welcoming 47 visitors to our 2015 graduation celebration in Guatemala. Visitors came from all over the United States, many traveling to Guatemala for the first time. In fact, there were a lot of “firsts” over the course of the week! In Antigua, we hosted our first-ever Sponsorship Carnival, the mother of one […]

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Highlights from this year’s graduation celebration

This year, we celebrated as 147 students achieved their goal of graduation. For many, it was an emotional celebration as they reflected on all of the obstacles that they had to overcome. As they walked down the Pathway of Dreams in their caps and gowns, their smiles signified the hope of a bright future filled with open doors. A […]

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Math can be Fun! Conference helps teachers learn to make math fun and more understandable.

Teachers2Teachers-International and the Sacatepéquez State Education Department helped Common Hope sponsor its first-ever conference for primary school educators on teaching math. Program staff from Antigua, New Hope, and other educational non-profits were invited, along with representatives from all six of Common Hope’s Partner Schools. There were 125 educators in attendance for the two-day conference. The […]

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Social workers & youth impact communities by raising awareness of domestic violence

The Common Hope social work department recently partnered with the youth program to give theatrical presentations about domestic violence, in all its forms – physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, and economic – in the community of Ciudad Vieja. Domingo Tzorín and Romelia Porón, social workers at Common Hope, understand that domestic violence is prevalent in many families. They […]

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Mothers organize Family Fair to promote reading in Santa Catarina

The most crucial and influential years of education occur very early in a child’s life. Unfortunately, many impoverished students are already behind when they begin primary school because they haven´t been exposed to reading. First graders are expected to have basic reading and writing skills by the end of the year, yet one third of […]

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