Archive for July, 2010

Family dinner July 17, 2010 No Comments

The staff at the Cooperativa Spanish School helped me put on a dinner for the Beca families on Friday, July 16th, 2010. All of the families attended (more than 60 guests in all), the food was delicious, and if it meant even half as much to the families as it did to me, it was [...]

School visit No Comments

The afternoon of July 16th, Mynor and I visited the school attended by our 7th and 8th graders, Instituto Mixto EducaciĆ³n Basica Por Cooperativa Luisa y Benjamin Paul; 2 of the students attend other schools and aren’t pictured. The photo at the top of each page (with Mynor) and the photo below (with me) were [...]

Family visits July 16, 2010 No Comments

The week of July 11th-17th I had the remarkable opportunity to visit each of our Beca students in their homes. With Maria Cecilia and her mother The families are all native Tzutujil speakers, a Maya dialect; the students have learned to speak Spanish in school. Mynor, our point person in San Pedro, translated between my [...]

Construction Project family visit No Comments

On July 16th I visited Florinda and her family. The folks at the Cooperativa Spanish School are hoping to build a new home for them and have currently raised more than $6000 of the roughly $9000 total cost. Here’s a YouTube video you can view about this project. Additional families have been selected and plans [...]