Guate Groundswell

Global Ambassadors Summer Program

Dear readers,  It’s been a busy first two months of our Global Ambassadors Summer Exchange Program but we couldn’t be more excited to share a little bit more about the program with you. Our summer program consists of small group workshops, one to one exchanges, and fundraising to support our Guate Groundswell program.  SMALL GROUP …

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Durham College Storytelling Workshops in Las Arrugas

Hola amigos, Durhan College along with the Journalism – Mass Media program proposed a semester-long Faculty-led Classroom Abroad. The project was led with collaboration between the Journalism – Mass Media program and Students Offering Support (SOS), specifically Guate Groundswell youth mentors in Las Arrugas, Guatemala.  Students in the Journalism – Mass Media program hosted virtual …

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Carleton Storytelling Workshops in Cotzal, Guatemala

Hola amigos,  COVID 19 has changed our lives and priorities. Before the pandemic, students in Canada had the opportunity to travel to Guatemala to work on different projects and to experience what the life of our Guatemaltecos youth is like. This year, following international and national restrictions, to avoid the spread of Covid 19  we …

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Girl’s Rising Gender Equality Workshops Update

Hola amigos,  Goodbye February, welcome March! March is officially the end of winter and the beginning of spring. For me it is a beautiful month with the mix of cold and warm days, sometimes seeing snowstorms and sometimes seeing it melt all at once. Meanwhile, in Guatemala, the temperature also fluctuates significantly at this time …

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Dedicated to Building Sustainable Communities

In the blog Summary of the Guate Groundswell Program, I briefly mentioned the workshops that have been implemented within our communities in Guatemala. These workshops help our young leaders to develop life skills that complement the support provided to their academics. Today I want to tell you in more detail about those workshops. I’d like …

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