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A new door opens in San Rafael

Despite the pouring rain that fell in San Rafael, more than 65 community members gathered to inaugurate the beautiful new junior high classroom. The project was initiated by junior high school principal Priscila Martinez, and San Rafael community leaders, the Ministry of Education, and Common Hope all worked together to look for resources and build […]

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Learning about those ALTO signs

The local transit police made their annual visit today to the Antigua preschool. They put on a very fun activity that also taught important lessons about traffic laws. The kids rode bikes, small cars, and even a tractor around a course. They had to obey all traffic laws—stopping for pedestrians and stop signs, not crossing […]

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Bringing school fun home

We’ve shared a number of stories with you about the work our education promoters are doing in our partner schools. We’ve also shared about students who have made big improvements in conduct, attendance, and grades. Well, there’s another group of supporting actors in that success: our social workers. In San Rafael, social workers have begun […]

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Our re(solution) for the new year

We look forward to some exciting plans for 2012. Our biggest resolution: expand our school partner initiative into two new schools, bringing our total partner schools to six. One school is the afternoon program in San Miguel Escobar, where we already partner with the morning school. The second school is in San Cristobal el Bajo, […]

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