There are so many things that we are grateful for. Read the following newsletter to learn more: https://mailchi.mp/0817df686c48/spring-newsletter-from-amigos-de-guatemala-3038561
This is exciting. Rotary District 5220’s grant is helping fund a new, safe and secure play area for the children’s library in Zacualpa. THANK YOU!
Amigos de Guatemala welcomes our new partner who will be managing the day to day activities such as working with the scholarship students as well as any projects we are working on. Her name is Rosaura Guadalupe Zacarías Chanchavac. She is from the department of Quiché, Guatemala and lives in Zacualpa. She promises to take on this job with great responsibility, honesty, punctuality and above all with a lot of interest. Rosaura did her university internship at ADIZ. She has also been an elementary school teacher. She continued her studies at the University and graduated as a teacher of secondary education and recently complete her education in Educational Administration.
Thanks to a generous donation to Amigos de Guatemala, partnering with Funsepa, is adding technology to two new schools in the Zacualpa area. Fredy, our boots on the ground, has initiated the process. We are excited to see the students using these new learning tools.
I am in the middle of translating some letters from the Cloverdale High School Interact club. They support two students. Here is an excerpt from a letter to the middle school student they support. Amigos de Guatemala makes a difference in both sides.
Thank you so much for all that you have shared with us. I love reading your letters and learning about you and your life. You help me realize how grateful I should be for my education when I see how much you enjoy it. I think of you when I am struggling…
Here are some of the students taking a different kind of soaking while getting to know each other and the 2018 volunteers at Aguas Calientes. These students rarely get to be “kids” playing and laughing.
This is the time of year of reflecting and giving thanks to all of our amigos. From new students to training indigenous midwives and medical professionals through our partnership with Project CURE to our recent graduates, 2017 has been an exciting year. None of this would happen without our sponsors and supporters. Muchisimas gracias. Plese continue to spread the word.