Category Archives: Ixil

Scholar Spotlight: Our 1st Year Changemakers

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Philanthropiece Program Intern, Caitlin Mendenhall, has been interviewing the Philanthropiece Scholars in Guatemala about their experiences. This interview shows how the five new Scholars, Manuel, Regina, Otoniel, Andrea, and Axcel, are developing their new roles as change makers in their community. How are your experiences going so far? Otoniel: It is a privilege to be here at Philanthropiece. ...

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A New Community Space for Chajul

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The Philanthropiece Scholars in Chajul, Guatemala are putting their training into action by creating social ventures that will lead to positive change in their local community.  Philanthropiece Program Intern, Caitlin Mendenhall, has been interviewing each of the venture teams to feature their work. This is the second post in a series to profile the Philanthropiece Scholars' ...

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Creative Conversations

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    Emily Sun is a graduating senior of the Youth Global Leadership program. This school year, Emily designed and facilitated a service project, or “Cor Project”. Emily’s “Art Pal” project (Compañ[email protected] de Arte) facilitated an intercultural art exchange between students from Casey Middle School, Boulder, CO, and Collegio Mixto San Gaspar, Chajul, Guatemala, in order ...

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A Chat with Ernesto Perez, Guatemala Country Director

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Our mission at Philanthropiece is to empower changemakers to create healthy and resilient communities. We like to believe that this mission starts with our staff. Certainly, Ernesto Perez, our Guatemala Country Director, exemplifies the qualities of a local leader who strives, through both his action and example, to generate positive social change. Recently we had an opportunity to learn a bit more from him about his community of Chajul, his motivation, and his vision for the Philanthropiece Scholars program.

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Focusing on Malnutrition: The Key to Educational and Economic Advancement

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“A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual right and an essential condition for sustainable development, especially in developing countries.” – Gro Harlem Brundtland Hunger and malnutrition are very real problems plaguing a huge percentage  of people in Guatemala. And the problem is even worse in rural and indigenous communities including the areas ...

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