Belsy Hernandez Selected for Government Teaching Position

Belsy Hernandez, Escuela Integrada’s junior high English teacher, was selected for a teaching fellowship with the Ministry of Education in Guatemala. These sought-after positions provide a comprehensive benefits package while teaching and a retirement fund after 10 years of service. Belsy Garcia and Maritza Oseida were also selected and were featured in our last newsletter.…

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Compassion and Solidarity

The first time I truly learned what solidarity meant was from my mother. A family at our church had lost their young girl, and my parents were going to her funeral. I remember I had to babysit for another couple that was going as well, and I told my mom, “I’m glad I have to…

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At Home Learning for Escuela Integrada

For the past month, the teachers, students and parents of families at Escuela Integrada have been adjusting to the reality of at home learning- as school has been cancelled since March 16th. To start off, here are a few challenges that our families and teachers face when it comes to at home learning: Limited access…

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Hannah sucks at track

I decided to be creative with my wardrobe the other day. Instead of wearing a typical t-shirt and gym shorts, I busted out the old high school track shirt! I tried to think about why I brought such an old t-shirt to Guatemala. Then I remembered. I moved to Guatemala permanently only three years after…

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COVID-19 Guatemala Update

Dear Friends, Thank you so much for keeping Guatemala and all of the children and their families in your prayers. Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Guatemala Ministry of Education has suspended classes for 21 days, beginning today. The teachers are meeting to come up with a plan to continue providing food for…

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International Women’s Day: A Faith Reflection

In anticipation of International Women’s Day, I was reflecting on women in Guatemala who had an impact on me, and the list is long! Recently, I had an eye-opening conversation with a mother at Escuela Integrada.  Last week, I went on a home visit with our school psychologist to visit a mother, Flor, who just…

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