It’s Out of Our Hands

What sets CoEd apart from other charities? Can you name something? Let me count the ways… Seriously, though, one of the things we pride ourselves on is community engagement. We don’t just arrive at a school, hand over some books or install some computers, and leave....

Brenda Sequen Cux: Discovering a New World

Brenda’s heart leapt as she rounded the corner and saw green and white streamers fluttering above her school. Why? It was inauguration day for El Aguacate Cooperative School’s first ever Computer Center, and she couldn’t wait to get her hands on a computer! She knew...

Agustin Cutzal Sajbochol: Determined to Achieve

Agustin Cutzal Sajbochol is not a typical eighth grader. At 21 years old, he is nearly a decade older than most students in his class at Hacienda Maria Cooperative School. But, as he chats animatedly about the new skills he is learning from the Cooperative for...

Technology Contributes to Student Success

Principal Pablo Xinico gets it. During a celebration earlier this year at his school, he wisely said, “Education is a critical base required for development in rural areas. In our globalized world, technology is now an even more important part of the education...

Vilma Chanchavac: The Path to Success

Vilma Chanchavac is the seventh of eight children. Over the years, she has seen her siblings succeed, and she has seen them fail. Coming from a financially unstable family, three of her older siblings followed in her parents’ footsteps and dropped out of school after...

Velska Pahola Ajú: A dream realized

Pulled from the archives of 2011—we want you to meet Velska and hear her story. She’s a shining star at CoEd and her story deserves to be told for all the hope it can give and the way it inspires overcoming obstacles.  Twenty-year-old Velska Pahola Ajú, from the...