Posts by Autumn Jones

New microbus a sign of hope for Escuela Integrada

Escuela Integrada has a new microbus thanks to significant contributions from supporters around the country and the generosity of Sergio Pérez. Many people know Sergio as the driver who picks up Escuela Integrada volunteers and mission teams from the airport in Guatemala City. He is a long-time friend and supporter of the school. When he…

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Life after Fuego in a developing nation

From the roof of the house where I am staying, I can see two volcanoes — Agua and Fuego. They are the giants that surround this small city, and they make up many of the postcard images of Antigua, especially the dormant Agua, which rises a few miles from the south end of the city. Fuego’s eruptions…

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Give a kid your lunch!

The children who attend Escuela Integrada are hungry. They live in impoverished homes where food is often scarce or not even available. It is hard to learn when you are hungry. A child with an undernourished brain is more likely to be lethargic and cannot easily process information. They may become moody or unable to…

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‘Status of the School’ update shows higher achievement rates, stronger management of instruction

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, Escuela Integrada celebrated graduations for first and sixth grade. After diplomas were awarded, first grade students released balloons into the sky, each one carrying a small piece of paper with their dreams and wishes for the future.

Video: On Wednesday, Nov. 8, Escuela Integrada celebrated graduations for first and sixth grade. After diplomas were awarded, first grade students released balloons into the sky, each one carrying a small piece of paper with their dreams and wishes for the future. On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Bradler Santos, principal, and Hernan Garcia, project director, presented…

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