Posts Tagged ‘Tours’

Our favorite time of the year – February Project Tours

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Like Christmas or summer vacation, we eagerly anticipate the February tour season each year. We spend a jam packed few weeks with supporters delivering books, inaugurating computer labs, reading with students, and meeting scholarship students. Bus rides into the countryside give us a chance to build deep relationships with you and truly know how deep your generosity goes. It’s always a memorable month! Since we just wrapped up another February tour season, we want to share with you some of the highlights from the month.

And maybe—just maybe—it will inspire you to join us this summer! 

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Scholarship sponsors and students were reunited, sharing in the most affectionate of hugs.

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Now just try to tell me you don’t want to come meet your scholarship student.

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5 Guatemalan Festivals You Just Can’t Miss

Friday, September 16th, 2016

One of the reasons we travel is to experience different cultures, change our perspectives, and—hopefully—learn. Today we’re here to ask you: What better way to do that than party with the locals? That’s right, PARTY! Guatemala is absolutely rich with cultural celebrations, which inspired us to put together this list of

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The Top 6 Moments from Our August Snapshot Tour

Monday, August 15th, 2016

If you’ve never been on a Cooperative for Education project tour, you’ve probably got a vague notion of what it’s like–we visit schools, interact with students, learn about the programs, and experience some Guatemalan culture along the way. But as this month’s tour participants expressed, tour is SO MUCH BETTER than you could ever imagine.

“What did we do this week?” participant Charlene Brush asked (rhetorically) on the last day. “We were alive.”

So without further ado we would like to present–

The Top 6 Moments from Our August Snapshot Tour

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6) This little Culture of Reading Program student gave us ALL of the hugs and it was magical:

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Girl Gone Travel on CoEd Project Tours and the Thousand Girls Initiative

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Carol Cain experienced extreme poverty as a child. Years later, she came on tour with us as a professional travel blogger (that’s right, we’re talking about the fabulous Girl Gone Travel) and saw the effect that our Scholarship and Youth Development Program has on young women in Guatemala.

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Carol makes a friend.

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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 the 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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Top 5 Moments from the February Project Tours

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

57 volunteers.

18 school visits.

Hundreds of students, parents, and teachers.

Thousands of pictures.

How can one possibly select only FIVE moments from all of the above?! Somehow the “Top 1,000,000 Moments” just doesn’t have the same ring to it, so alas, we tried our darndest to narrow it all down. Check it out!

[Honorary 6th Top Moment: Fleeing the icy tundra that is February in Cincinnati. Sooooo sorry to have missed the snow...]

5. Delivering Brand New Textbooks to New Schools

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As staff members, we sometimes forget about the impact that books can have on a school because we are bogged down in the minutiae day in and day out.  But when schools literally roll out the red carpet (okay okay, it’s really more of a “green carpet”, a.k.a. pine needles) and throw a massive party to celebrate the arrival of their new books, it makes you appreciate the new world that these students are about to discover. (more…)