More to celebrate in San Pedro: local festivities and social projects November 20, 2015

Mike joined me for my last week in San Pedro. We enjoyed bumping into Beca students and families around town



and visited the successful chocolate business that Beca Project university student Dorcas started with her sister and another friend.



We also took many of the Beca students and their families shopping for needed items thanks to additional donations from their sponsors. Here are a few highlights and there’s a full set of photos HERE.




We helped distribute cool soccer gear to deserving young athletes, an ongoing and growing project started by a Beca sponsor who visits San Pedro every year with her family



and shared in Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations with Mynor and his family.


If you’re interested, there’s a set of Día de los Muertos photos HERE.

I’m also pleased to share with you an update on the Kamoon home building project which was started by our friends at the Cooperativa Spanish School. We visited the beautiful most recently completed home owned by our friend Maria


and assisted with a video for the next family in line, the very sweet and deserving Quem Martin family.

There’s a complete set of these social project and visit photos HERE.

Recently, Beca Project student Rosalinda Magdalena Ixtetelá Gonzalez who is in her final year of a Business Administration Diversificado program was selected to represent her school in the competition for Queen of San Pedro. If you have a Facebook account you can view videos of her speech and the final event on the Beca Project Facebook page.

For those of you who don’t, here’s a screen shot from the video:
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Rosalinda didn’t win the competition but she represented her family, her school, and Beca Project in a fabulous manner – I am so proud of her! The young woman who was selected to represent the town of San Pedro went on to win at the national level and will represent all indigenous women through a busy coming year.

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