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photo by Andy Zechnich

Andrew Zechnich, an amazing photographer, recently traveled to Chajul in mid-March alongside two high school Spanish classes from Portland, Oregon visited Chajul to learn about the Ixil culture, Guatemalan history, and LHI’s programs. After having prepared months in advance with Joan Williams from Mundo Exchange, and coming armed with material donations, fourteen students and three adults from Catlin Gabel High Schooland Oregon Episcopal School participated in a sports afternoon with scholarship students, built a community garden at a local primary school in Vizichu, and participated in a “Fiest de Carnet” to welcome our new library members and reward current members with hopscotch, Simon Says, face painting, and the “Itsy Bitsy Spider.” You can read more about their experiences here, and a huge thanks to Andy for sharing your awesome photos!