TALK: CANI Asociación Casa del Niño

Guatemala events

Tues. (English) TALK CANI Asociación Casa del Niño, a non-profit assoc. working in Jocotenango is dedicated to education and prevention programs aimed at the most vulnerable children and youth in the area. It takes a holistic approach to education by immersing children in art, culture, sports and recreation. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info. & […]

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MAYAN DANCES by Nuevo Amanecer

Guatemala events

Tues. MAYAN DANCES by Nuevo Amanecer (New Dawn) a local NGO dedicated to assisting indigenous children in San Andres Itzapa by facilitating self-sufficiency through education while preserving and strengthening their cultural identity though language and dances which are currently being lost at an alarming rate. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info. & reservations, tel: 7832-1919. […]

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TALK Mi Escuelita

Guatemala events

Tues. (English) TALK Mi Escuelita provides tuitoring for children from poverty-level families in San Pedro Las Huertas to reduce the number who fail a grade in school. This represents cost and time for parents and some children are not able to continue their education. Find out more about this extra-curricular school founded by a local teacher. Suggested donation Q25, all […]

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TALK: Cooperativa Tejidos Cotzal

Guatemala events

Tues. (English) TALK Cooperativa Tejidos Cotzal is a group of 42 Maya women from San Juan Cotzal, Quiche who are all passionate weavers. They will share their stories, explain how the cooperative works, including the eco-tours, and also demonstrate their weaving technique and the beautiful products they produce. More info at tejidoscotzal.org Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to […]

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TALK Asociación Manos Abiertas

Guatemala events

Tues. (English) TALK Asociación Manos Abiertas is an integrated women’s health clinic and natural birth center with two locations in Guatemala. We serve a population that otherwise would not have access to health services. Over 2,000 woman have been attended since opening its doors in 2008, most of whom have become regular clients. It also provides full-scale gynecological and obstetric […]

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DANCE Nuevo Amanecer

Guatemala events

Tues. DANCE Nuevo Amanecer dedicated to helping more than 30 indigenous children in San Andrés Itzapa. Its vision is to facilitate self-sufficiency and empowerment through education. It also seeks to preserve and strengthen the cultural identity of the indigenous Maya people through language & dance. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info. & reserv., tel: 7832-1919. […]

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TALK: Mujeres Artesanas de Paz EducArte

Guatemala events

Tuesday. (English) TALK Mujeres Artesanas de Paz EducArte (MAP-ED) is a local nonprofit organization that works for fair and equal rights (women, children & teens) through education and health services. It manages and develops programs incl. providing children and teens education, age-appropriate comprehensive sexual health education, promoting the arts as a means of self-expression and awareness campaigns to prevent violence […]

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TALK: Magical Classroom program for preschoolers

Guatemala events

Tuesday. (English) TALK Magical Classroom program for preschoolers. Magical Classroom (Aula Mágica) partners with other NGOs to find entrepreneurial and community-minded people to use pre-recorded, interactive educational programs to reach children in remote areas. It trains and pays these community facilitators to guide children in program activities while developing kids’ cognitive, language and social skills, preparing them to attend and […]

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BOOK PRESENTATION & READING

Guatemala novel

Monday. BOOK PRESENTATION & READING (English) XOCOMIL, The Winds of Atitlán by David Mohrmann. This novel spans what many historians term the Guatemalan Civil War. The story begins and ends at Lake Atitlán. In between this epic novel takes the reader from traditional Mayan villages through the war-torn mountains of Guatemala; from cornfields in Kansas through the jungles of Vietnam; from […]

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TALK: Breaking the cycle of poverty through education

Guatemala events

8 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK Safe Passage, Breaking the cycle of poverty through education. “Our mission is to empower the poorest, at-risk children of families working in the community of the Guatemala City garbage dump by creating opportunities and fostering dignity through the power of education. We share the vision that within a safe and caring environment every child is […]

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TALK Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions

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Tuesday. (English) TALK Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions. Sue Patterson, a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer, lives in La Antigua Guatemala. She is a former U.S. Consul General in Guatemala and has served in Chile, Iran and Italy. She is also the founder of WINGS, a non-profit dedicated to reproductive health and family planning. Sue is the […]

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TALK: De La Gente, Generating Economic Opportunity

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Tuesday. (English) TALK De La Gente, Generating Economic Opportunity. Coffee is one of Guatemala’s largest industries, however it is both a source of wealth and poverty. Join us to learn about De la Gente’s approach to creating community-based economic opportunity with organized coffee producers. Andy will discuss De la Gente’s work through the lens of a recent project in the […]

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TALK: ARCAS, Rescuing Guatemalan Wildlife

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9 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK ARCAS, Rescuing Guatemalan Wildlife. The Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association (ARCAS) is the leading advocate for the rights of wild animals in Guatemala. In the Department of Petén, it manages one of the largest and most success wildlife rescue centers in the world, receiving 300-600 animals of 40+ species per year, the majority confiscated from […]

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TALK Mi Escuelita

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12 Tues., 5:30pm (English) TALK Mi Escuelita provides academic tutoring to children of poverty-level families in San Pedro Las Huertas. The goal is to reduce the number of children who fail the school year and have to repeat it. This represents considerable cost and time for parents, as a result many of them are not able to continue their education. […]

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TALK Life in Guatemala

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17 Tues., 5:30pm. (English) TALK Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions. Sue Patterson, a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer, lives in Antigua, Guatemala. She is also the founder of WINGS, a non-profit dedicated to reproductive health and family planning. Suggested donation Q25, all which goes directly to the NGO. Info. & reservations, tels: 7832 1919. Rainbow Café, 7a […]

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TALK Las Manos de Christine

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10 Tues., 5:30pm. (English) TALK Las Manos de Christine: Providing Access to Quality Education and economic opportunities for disadvantaged children and youth living in El Hato, a mountain community near Antigua. This talk explains how it closes the gaps in education by bringing together local resources and improving the existing infrastructure. All programs are designed with an integrated approach, sustainability […]

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Packed house celebrates Rainbow Cafe’s 18th anniversary

Patrons flocked to Rainbow Café – restaurant, bar, book exchange, reading room – for its 18th anniversary celebration Saturday night, Nov. 13. A delight to travelers and locals alike in La Antigua, Rainbow offers some of the best breakfasts in town, along with salads, homemade soups, fresh-fruit smoothies, crunchy salads and desserts to die for. In addition to its menu […]

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16 Year Anniversary: A Retrospective

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RAINBOW CAFÉ and READING ROOM (7a avenida sur #8, La Antigua) Behind every successful business are people who conceived and toiled over it, fretted and rejoiced … Philippa Meyers and Ted Lindland are two such people. Here they are, to share some memories of the Rainbow. Philippa, at age 21, completed a clothing production course at the London College of […]

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