Tuesday, December 4, 2018
This Holiday Season, New Doors Open for Mayan Families through the Partnership with NOVICA
Erin Crandell
blog image Writing and photography by Emma Pion-Berlin, Content Creator Workers from our carpentry shop pose for a photograph at their wood workstation in Panajachel.We are excited to announce a new partnership between the Mayan Families Trade School Carpentry Shop and the Artisan Program with NOVICA!From Guat ...

Thursday, November 22, 2018
7 Reasons to Give on November 27th
Erin Crandell
blog image Writing and photography by Emma Pion-Berlin, Content Creator1. Impact students' livesYour gracious gift will help students break the cycle of poverty by having the opportunity to advance through education. Education gives our students opportunities to lead successful lives. In Guatemala, the end of ...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Reflecting on Renew your Generosity, Renew their Ambition
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Nicole LaPorte, Operations CoordinatorThree Telesecundaria students clap and cheer during their graduation rehersal in Tierra Linda (Photography by Emma Pion-Berlin).As we approach the end of the year and look forward to renewing our support for our communities, we here at Mayan Families ...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Educational Landscapes
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Carolina Cardoza, Education Program CoordinatorA student from the San Jorge Preschool works on an art project focusing on letters of the alphabet (Photography by Emma Pion-Berlin).From the United States to GuatemalaIt’s October, and Guatemalan students are finishing out the 2018 sch ...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Donor Visit Updates
Erin Crandell
blog image Our sponsors do so much to support the education of their students, and we encourage all of our donors to see all of the work we do in person! Visiting Guatemala and seeing what Mayan Families does firsthand is an amazing and rewarding experience, and it is a wonderful opportunity to create a specia ...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
New Guidelines for Visiting Medical Professionals
Erin Crandell
blog image The goal of the Mayan Families Medical Program is to improve the health and well-being of our sponsored students and their families in the long-term. One of the ways we facilitate this is through our Jornada program, which hosts visiting medical professionals and brigades* to conduct mobile clinics ...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Student Sponsorship Updates
Erin Crandell
blog image It has been an exciting year in our sponsorship program, having now supported the education of 4,600 students over 13 years, from preschool to university.  As we move forward and continue improving the sponsorship experience for both students and sponsors, the price of sponsorship will increase ...

Monday, October 1, 2018
Tierra Linda: A Land of New Opportunity
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Emma Pion-Berlin, Content Creator(Students from the Tierra Linda Middle School use their new laptops that were donated by the Upper Arlington Rotary Club.)Tierra Linda is a small, rural community perched between stunning, mountain terrain. The destination is an hour up the road from Panaj ...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Guatemalan Education: The Building Blocks to Success Part Two
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Emma Pion-Berlin, Content Creator Part 2: Advancing in EducationSince not everyone in Guatemala gets the privilege of having an education, there are still adults that are not literate. According to the World Bank, the adult literacy rate is about 80 percent across all of Guatemala. A ...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Guatemalan Education: The Building Blocks to Success
Erin Crandell
blog image Written by Emma Pion-Berlin, Content CreatorPart One: First steps(Students at the Panajachel Preschool get ready for a class activity (Photography by Emma Pion-Berlin).Education institutions in Guatemala have come a long way in the last decade but still face many difficulties. Public education is no ...

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