Never missing the opportunity to encourage reading and discussion, Jacqueline Figueroa, Common Hope´s reading and creativity promoter, invited women staff members from our Antigua site to get together over coffee and read a poem in celebration of International Women´s Day.
Education promoters held vacation schools in area partner schools over the holiday break. (The Guatemalan school year runs from late January to early November, with a break from mid November through most of January.) Below are photos from the vacation school in San Rafael, where children participated in activities that encouraged reading, creative and critical [...]
Jacqueline, our new Promoter of Reading and Creativity at the Antigua library, has started a staff reading group. The idea is that to promote a culture of literacy, you have to read yourself. Staff members meet Tuesdays and Thursdays during the 10 o’clock coffee break, during which Jacqueline selects short poems for staff to read [...]
The below images are from a recent story hour with Jacqueline Figeroa, the new Promoter of Reading and Creativity at the Antigua library. Jacqueline was hired as part of a new partnership with The Riecken Foundation, which will strive to transform the library to a place where students of all ages discover the joy of [...]