Tag Archives | Literacy

Celebrating women in Guatemala

Never missing the opportunity to encourage reading and discussion, Jacqueline Figueroa, Common Hope´s reading and creativity promoter, invited women staff members from our Antigua site to get together over coffee and read a poem in celebration of International Women´s Day.  

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Enthusiasm builds for library, reading, and school, even over break

Over their school break, kids were reading picture books, putting together puzzles, and running around outdoors playing games. At the same time, they were building their skills in reading, problem solving, and teamwork. And having a blast while doing so. Education promoters were hard at work over the school break, promoting our library, leading reading […]

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Vacation school

Education promoters held vacation schools in area partner schools over the holiday break. (The Guatemalan school year runs from late January to early November, with a break from mid November through most of January.) Below are photos from the vacation school in San Rafael, where children participated in activities that encouraged reading, creative and critical […]

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Staff reading group

Jacqueline, our new Promoter of Reading and Creativity at the Antigua library, has started a staff reading group. The idea is that to promote a culture of literacy, you have to read yourself. Staff members meet Tuesdays and Thursdays during the 10 o’clock coffee break, during which Jacqueline selects short poems for staff to read […]

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New story hour at the Antigua library

Here’s a window into a recent story hour, started by Jacqueline Figeroa, the new Promoter of Reading and Creativity at the Antigua library. Jacqueline was hired as part of a new partnership with The Riecken Foundation, which will strive to transform the library to a place where students of all ages discover the joy of […]

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Story hour

The below images are from a recent story hour with Jacqueline Figeroa, the new Promoter of Reading and Creativity at the Antigua library. Jacqueline was hired as part of a new partnership with The Riecken Foundation, which will strive to transform the library to a place where students of all ages discover the joy of […]

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