Monthly Archives: November 2014

Fall Trip 2014: Agustin’s Accomplishment

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We attended Agustin’s graduation today. Agustin was one of the kids that really didn’t score high on the admissions process, but Daniel (our Program Coordinator) wanted to accept him anyway. I told Daniel that it was on him, then, to make sure Agustin succeeded – and he did! Agustin lives in a small community way down below   …Continue Reading

Fall Trip 2014: A Note on Empathy

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One note on empathy. It really struck me after listening to staff today and to our scholar in Chuiquel the other day about what school is like for elementary school children here. Most are afraid of their teachers. Although they may no longer physically grab them by the ears or hit them, they still are   …Continue Reading

Fall Trip 2014: A Momentous Occassion

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What strikes me most about today is Juan Carlos. He was never a standout promoter, never a leader, never “one of the guys.” He kept his head down, did his work to the best of his abilities, and he did what he had to do in order to stay in the program. I know, at   …Continue Reading

Fall Trip 2014: Narrating a Community Into Being

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We were in Chuiquel today, the newest of the communities. The room was beautifully decorated with bouquets of flowers that Ana (our Community Facilitator) had picked herself, pine needles strewn on the floor, and balloons and crepe paper adorning the walls. The classroom was transformed into a space of celebration. In attendance were all of   …Continue Reading

Top Ten Reasons to Go to Guatemala

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Exciting news! Registration is officially open for our spring Learning Journey to Guatemala. Join us September 7-14, 2017 for the trip of a lifetime. For eight days you will join a small group of mindful travelers to visit the communities where we work, meet our scholars and their families, and witness the transformation in these rural towns.   …Continue Reading