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Spring Arbor University social work intern, Dayanara, reflects on her experience

“To be in the work of opportunity” Common Hope had the privilege of hosting Dayanara Dennis, a student from Spring Arbor University, for a three month internship in Guatemala. She first came to Guatemala in 2015 on a semester abroad program to study Spanish and fell in love with the country and the people and […]

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Nurturing Parenting Program Grows

23 participants took part in a special new training developed to expand the capacity of the Nurturing Parenting Program in 2017. Nurturing Parenting teaches parenting techniques and strategies for more stable home environments for children and families Common Hope serves. Started at the Antigua site and known in Spanish as Crianza con Cariño, parents participate in […]

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13 Mothers graduate from the Early Stimulation program

  On Wednesday, we celebrated as 13 mothers and their babies graduated from the Early Stimulation program. This program teaches mothers of children ages 0 to 2 years techniques to stimulate their children’s development of language, motor skills, cognitive perceptions, and social abilities. Some of these techniques include: massaging their baby’s hands and feet, reading and singing […]

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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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Three mothers in Guatemala share how they’ve built better relationships with their children

Mother’s Day is an important day to recognize and celebrate mothers all over the world. In Guatemala, Mother’s Day is celebrated on May 10th. We would like to take this opportunity to lift up some of the mothers who are taking an active role in their children’s lives by participating in Common Hope’s Nurturing Parenting […]

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