Changing the Future

Public education is not free in Guatemala. In fact the cost of tuition, uniforms, books, shoes puts education out of reach for middle and high school students in the community around the garbage dump. There are many programs for preschool and elementary students but then the options disappear as they move to the next level […]

Game Time

One tutor explained the purpose behind playing games with students as a part of their tutoring session. He said you can ask a student how their day was, and you will get a short answer, but if you play a game and get to know them, you will start to hear more of both the […]

Lasting Memories

The mentoring program recently took a field trip to the pool. The field trips are so important for the families. They get to see beautiful creation outside of the garbage dump community. They experience a day of recreation and relaxation. They spend time with their families building memories and bonds which keep them connected as […]

Home Sweet Home

A picture is worth 1000 words! Check out the before and after houses in Popabaj. The shelter on the left was where a family of 5 was living until their new home was completed. The wife was so proud to show us her new home and how she converted her old home into a kitchen […]

Lucy

Lucy has been working hard to support herself and her education for more years than she can remember. Without either parent, she didn’t want to be a burden on other family members so took the responsibility on herself. Last fall she was feeling discouraged in her goal to go to the university, until she connected […]