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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BENEFIT Thomas Edison Visits Antigua

Revue Datebook

21 Thurs., 6:30pm (English) PLAY Thomas Edison Visits Antigua. Edison was a dreamer, an inventor, a man who made things possible; some historians have claimed he invented the 20th century. Hank Fincken portrays Thomas Edison in this one-man play. Fincken has performed as Johnny Appleseed, Thomas Edison, Christopher Columbus, Henry Ford, forty-niner J.G. Bruff, Francisco Pizarro, prosecuting attorney Richard Crowley […]

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Education First

A Safe Passage for Children in Guatemala City’s Basurero Neigborhood by Benjamin Reeves Guatemala City’s zona 3 includes the basurero, the city’s dump. Though there is no official census, an estimated 7,000 people, which according to local residents includes approximately 1,000 children, work in the basurero picking through trash to find plastic and metal that can be sold to recyclers. […]

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Safe Passage

One volunteer’s overwhelming experience serving in the city dump photo by Joseph del Conzo

One volunteer’s overwhelming experience serving in the city dump written by Hannah Wallace Bowman Every day at 7:15 a.m., a bleary-eyed group of Westerners gathers on the pavement outside La Antigua Guatemala’s San Francisco Church. Clutching banana bread and paper cups of steaming coffee, they soak up the early morning sun. Preparing to make their way into one of the […]

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