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Friday Photo Fiesta #16: CORP schools from July’s Snapshot

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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This happy edition of Friday Photo Fiesta we want to share a few of the photos from┬áthe Culture of Reading Program schools we visited during the Summer Project Tours. We have such hopes for the kiddos at these schools and are excited by the changes we’ve seen in their learning environment already!

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The CORP teachers at El Sitio were grateful to have new bookcases to store their storybooks!

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CORP forms engaged students who are eager to learn!

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Friday Photo Fiesta: Guatemalan Weaving

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Friday Photo Fiesta is back, y’all! Exciting stuff, we know.

Guatemala is known for its colorful and intricate fabrics and weavings. It is indeed rare to find a traveler to Guatemala who can resist the allure of a brightly colored textile (or twenty). Just look at our office (spoiler alert: our walls are covered in textiles)!

The process itself is insanely elaborate–and beautiful, just like the finished product! Check it out…

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Small vendors in the market sell thread for women who weave while at home either for personal use or to sell in the market.

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A double dying process allows weavers to create patterns in the weaving based on the spacing of the color blocks.


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