‘Scholarship Program’ Archive

GRADUATIONS! December 1, 2014 No Comments

In October 2014 Mike and I returned to San Pedro La Laguna, timed to celebrate the graduations of a dozen Beca Project students from 5 different programs. I have posted a few photos below. You can check out an extensive post on my travel blog HERE and a huge set of photos HERE. On November [...]

2014 Beca Project Celebration September 24, 2014 No Comments

Another highlight of my 2014 trips to San Pedro was a celebration luncheon that included well over 300 Beca Project students and their families and more than a dozen sponsors. Staff of the Cooperativa Spanish School and some of their spouses prepared the meal which was served at the school’s beautiful new campus. So much [...]

2014 Family Visits 1 Comment

As always, visiting Beca families was a highlight of my 2014 visits to San Pedro. I have included 15 photos below. The 1st 7 are from June and July visits with Beca sponsors who made the trip to San Pedro to meet their students. The final 8 are from visits Mynor and I made to [...]

New Beca Students for 2014! December 10, 2013 No Comments

We have 17 new Beca students for the 2014 school year, bringing our total of supported students to 55! Earlier I posted photos here of the 1st 9 students and I’ve added 8 more; you can view additional photos of them in this set on my flickr site. You might have read on the ‘About [...]

‘We Participate’ Photo Project May 22, 2013 No Comments

In December 2012 Anna Stafford, a photography professor from England, provided a wonderful opportunity for 10 of our Beca students to learn the art of photography. It was a great success! When I visited San Pedro in March, I was able to meet Anna; she is hoping to return to San Pedro in the near [...]

New Cooperativa School May 14, 2013 4 Comments

I have loved the Cooperativa Spanish School since my 1st visit in 2007. What really makes the school great are the directors and the teachers and their wonderful social projects, but part of the attraction has been the gorgeous garden setting overlooking the lake. With rising lease costs and lack of control, the directors of [...]

Beca folks around town April 10, 2013 No Comments

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I really, truly love being in San Pedro La Laguna. It feels good to be there and to know so many people. It’s great to run into the Beca kids and their families around town; here are some photos of those moments and you can see a larger [...]

Shopping No Comments

We took some of the kids shopping with money from their sponsors. I’ve included a few photos in the post below and the rest are here in case you’d like to take a look. Pedro Nehemías trying on shoes Juana Micaela, Evelin Elena, and María Ujpan Tuch checking out the shoes Juana’s selection Emerson likes [...]

Families in the Park No Comments

In order to touch base with all the parents, Mynor and I got the word out that I would be hanging out in the beautiful park near the Catholic church in the evenings. Nearly every family stopped by to say hello, some of them more than once. I’ve chosen a few photos to post below [...]

¡Pizza! No Comments

Another activity I couldn’t squeeze in this trip that I’ve enjoyed the last 3 years is providing a big celebration meal for the Beca students and their families. In lieu of that, Mynor suggested I take the kids out for pizza which turned out to be a new joy. We hosted 4 lunches for bunches [...]