Two of our students of the Scholarship program: Josue and Florinda just finish their 9th. grade at Junior High School in Guatemalala we called "Basico", now they are ready to start High School (Diversificado). Felicidades!
Disfrutando del delicioso PULIQUE en el "Día del Niño", porque nuestros niños de las áreas rurales también merecen lo mejor. gracias por apoyarnos y compartir esa alegría con nuestros niños! (Enjoying the delicious PULIQUE on Children's Day , because our children in rural area also deserve the best. Thanks for your support and share happiness with our children!www.formaguatemala.org www.jabeltinamit.com
Family vegetable gardensForjando mi Mañana has achieved the goal of starting a program of vegetable gardens in the homes of the families who are part of the Saturday tutoring programs at the primary schools. The purpose of the program is to promote the recovery of the ancestral practice of growing vegetables and other nutritious plants to contribute to household diet in a healthy and sustainable way. We have started working in two communities, San Andrés Semetabaj and Santa Catarina Palopó. Thanks Helen Harvey for sponsoring the group of ladies of Santa Catarina Palopó. www.formaguatemala.org
Alvaro Josue Coj Sulugui Alvaro Josue is a respectful, hard working, young man who lives with his 4 brothers, 1 sister and their 65 year old aunt. The children lost their parents, one to a mugging and one to illness, but continue to live as a family with strong ties. Their home language is Kaqchikel, the local indigenous Mayan language.
Most young people in this region leave school and home after the 6th grade to seek work in Guatemala City or another large city. Josue’s persistent ways led him to ask permission from his aunt and older brothers to continue his education after 6th grade. He won their permission. Then he needed to find a scholarship to fund his schooling. “Forjando mi Mañana” (FORMA – Guatemala) came through with the needed funding. Josue has worked hard to learn Spanish, he is now in the 9th grade and plans to start high school in January.
Josue is helping in the school library in Buena Vista. He is also a tutor for younger primary school students; he credits this work with developing his confidence to speak in public and participate in public presentations for different groups. He will continue in the tutoring program started and sponsored by “Forjando mi Mañana.” Josue is an inspirational teenager; he is smart, polite, and a very cooperative young man.
It is inspiring to see how motivated the ladies from Buena Vista are about learning how to read and write. The number of participants is increasing each time.How to help? Help us by donating $5 dollars per month as a prize to motivate their participation, punctuality and at the same time, the development of their families. We will provide them chickens or fruit trees.
Un fin de semana de labor social, fomentando en los niños el entusiasmo de colaborar con los demás, donando un filtro de agua, sembrando árboles frutales, entregando cepillos y pasta dental y socializando con los demás. A weekend doing social work, creating in kids the spirit to collaborate with the others, donating a water filter, planting fruit trees, giving tooth past and tooth brushes.
It is a pleasure to share with you that the libraries in Monte Mercedes is now available twice a week. This is part of the support that we could provide to the community, where Vilma one our scholarship student will be working as a librarian, the library still need many resources like more books, games, but also the leaders of the town request for computers and a librarian who could work full time so any help or support for this library will be welcome.