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Meet Teresa, youth program volunteer

Name: Teresa Hermodson-Olsen Position: Youth Program Support Staff Time with Common Hope: 6 months Favorite Guatemalan cuisine: Anything Vinicio, Doña Oli and Teresa (Common Hope kitchen staff) make for lunch #1 Travel Essential: Camera and journal How did you come to volunteer here at Common Hope? It has been a bit of a lifetime journey […]

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Lessons in mocha cake and business administration

by Irene Valdes-Wochinger, Guatemala Communications Officer Students from the youth leadership program have been meeting every Friday afternoon to participate in an international cooking workshop, as part of this year’s youth program activities. The workshop is facilitated by sponsored student Luis Garcia and approximately 20 students participate in it, ranging from from 11 to 17 […]

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Youth Programs kick off the school year with a full schedule of activities

The Antigua Youth Support program has kicked off the new school year, and over the past few weeks students have participated in a variety of different activities aimed at improving grades, lessening the probability of drop-outs, and increasing self-esteem and critical thinking abilities. In addition to the ongoing weekly youth group activities, students now also […]

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