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Creating Strands of Hope with Mt. Olive Vision Team

This past April, the Mount Olive Lutheran Church Vision Team visited Guatemala and one of their team members, Connie Marty, came ready to share a thoughtful jewelry project with the Antigua Youth Program. Connie founded Strands of Hope, an organization that makes beautiful jewelry featuring a pendent with two hearts woven together. Each piece of […]

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Young man with neurological disorder receives specialized care, stays in school

Jose Israel is 13 years old and was born with Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, a neurological disorder caused by tissue attachments that limit the movement of the spinal cord. When Jose was 4 months old he received an operation to repair the spinal cord, but this caused secondary symptoms of other neurological issues, including deformations […]

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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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