Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Guatemalan Education: The Building Blocks to Success Part Two
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Emma Pion-Berlin, Content Creator Part 2: Advancing in EducationSince not everyone in Guatemala gets the privilege of having an education, there are still adults that are not literate. According to the World Bank, the adult literacy rate is about 80 percent across all of Guatemala. A ...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Guatemalan Education: The Building Blocks to Success
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Emma Pion-Berlin, Content CreatorPart One: First steps(Students at the Panajachel Preschool get ready for a class activity (Photography by Emma Pion-Berlin).Education institutions in Guatemala have come a long way in the last decade but still face many difficulties. Public education is no ...

Friday, September 7, 2018
A Promising Future for El Barranco Preschool
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Emma Pion-Berlin, Content Creator(View of corn fields in El Barranco (Photography by Emma Pion-Berlin).The journey to El Barranco begins with a pickup truck. Through many winding, mountain roads, we hang on the back of the truck, with the wind blowing and spectacular views of Lake Atitl&a ...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Exciting Updates in the Mayan Families Sponsorship Program
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Ellie Wason, Education Program ManagerA preschool student smiles during an interactive class activity (Photography by Emma Pion-Berlin).It has been an exciting year in our sponsorship program, having now supported the education of 4600 students over 13 years, and with 3000 active students ...

Friday, August 31, 2018
Mothers Fight For Education: Part Three
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Emma Pion-Berlin, Content CreatorSantos hugs her son César after he had his yearly checkup through the Well Child Initiative in San Antonio Palopó (Photography by Emma Pion-Berlin).For the first time last year, Santos’ son César was able to attend school, and no ...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Mothers Fight For Education: Part Two
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Emma Pion-Berlin, Content CreatorVentura stands outside the Well Child Initiative with her children after they got their yearly checkups (Photography by Emma Pion-Berlin).Ventura, mother of José, expressed the complications of putting a child in school when there are limited resour ...

Monday, August 27, 2018
Mothers Fight For Education: Part One
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blog image Written by Emma Pion-Berlin, Content CreatorAna and her son Juan smile for a photograph after Juan got his yearly checkup through the Well Child Initiative. Once a year kids get a full physical checkup with our doctor, free of charge and we also provide them with free laboratory exams (Photography b ...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Student Spotlight: A Second Chance for Students with Disabilities
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Lindsay McNeish, Multimedia InternGrowing up, Perla Alejandrina never thought she was going to be able to afford university. Attending university was always a dream of hers, but she knew that with her economic situation, it was only that: a dream.Luckily, Perla was sponsored by Mayan Fami ...

Friday, June 22, 2018
My Second Dream: A University Sponsorship Story
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Moises BebraiMoises Bebrai is a Mayan Families sponsored stduent. He attends the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala Campus Altiplano and is studying to be a teacher.One of my first dreams in life was to become a dentist. I felt that it was my calling, but my life circumstances did not per ...

Friday, June 15, 2018
Fatherhood from the Perspective of Carpentry Trade School Director, Don Reynaldo
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Lindsay McNeish, Multimedia InternDon Reynaldo is a man who wears many hats. He’s a carpenter and a teacher, but more importantly, a father.Since 2013, Don Reynaldo has worked at the Mayan Families Carpentry Trade School. To him, carpentry is art, and he believes a piece of wood is ...

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