Category: Education

Teen ambassador in Texas engages more than 200 students in statewide supply drive

A natural leader, Pratiksha Tonpe is a State Director for the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), a nationwide honors organization that invites high school students from around the country to use their knowledge for the betterment of the global community. [...]

2018-01-10T16:09:12+00:00August 22nd, 2016|Education, Supporters In Action|0 Comments

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 [...]

District 5950 Rotary Clubs come together in service

For the second consecutive year, Rotary clubs from District 5950 worked together to support education for impoverished students affiliated with Common Hope. This year’s project was focused on the implementation of a new and improved math curriculum, Guatemática, in Guatemalan [...]

2018-01-10T16:17:12+00:00February 16th, 2016|Education, Supporters In Action|0 Comments

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 [...]

2018-01-10T16:21:00+00:00November 18th, 2015|Education|0 Comments

The first library opens in San Rafael and is an incredible gift to the community

Fostering a culture of reading among our students and families continues to be a priority for Common Hope. Although students might read in the classroom, very few young people in Guatemala read for pleasure. Even if students have the [...]

2018-01-10T16:21:37+00:00September 18th, 2015|Education, Supporters In Action|0 Comments

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 [...]