Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

What You Make Possible in Just One Week

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Sit back and listen to some good news! Our Director of International Programs, Katie Camillus, wants to give you a “taste” of all the exciting things that happen in Guatemala in a typical week, thanks to your support! These stories range from playful to powerful: you won’t want to miss them!

Behind the scenes with Ryan Van Duzer

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Founding member of the CoEd Best Friends Club Ryan Van Duzer took a week out of his hectic schedule to get the inside scoop on what it’s like to live in rural Guatemala. He spent four days with two different families who have children in our Scholarship & Youth Development Program. The footage he recorded speaks volumes about the difficulties of living in rural Guatemala and the barriers to education that exist for these families. Barriers that you are helping us break down!

And of course, there’s also some laughter… and games… and cake…

Take a few minutes to watch Ryan’s video diaries. It is truly eye-opening to see the poverty surrounding these families, and the determination these girls have to succeed in school despite the obstacles.

Wendy is one of ONE THOUSAND GIRLS who will benefit from our Thousand Girls Initiative. Without a CoEd scholarship, Wendy will not be able to stay in school. Instead she will stay at home to help her mom with all of the household chores you just saw. It takes a lot of work to put food on the table in Guatemala. Her parents would be glad to have Wendy’s helping hands in the kitchen full-time.

But instead, Wendy’s education will be paid for by a generous sponsor, and she will learn valuable life skills through CoEd’s Youth Development program. Instead of becoming another statistic, Wendy has the chance to become a teacher, a doctor or whatever else she puts her mind to—she has the ability to dream because she won’t be forced to drop out.

She will be given the life-changing gift of education.

We hope you will help us spread the word about the Thousand Girls Initiative. We hope you will help us bring the life-changing gift of education to one thousand girls in Guatemala. Let’s get started right now!

Guatemalan Students Say Thank You

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Thank you for all you do to help students in Guatemala through your support of the programs of Cooperative for Education!

Lesly Patzan: The Chance of a Lifetime

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

A generous CoEd supporter gave Lesly Patzan the chance of a lifetime–to stay in school and pursue her dreams. We introduced her last year, but now have a beautiful one minute video in which Lesly describes how CoEd’s Scholarship & Youth Development Program changed her future forever. We think you’ll like how it ends

Interested in giving another student in Guatemala the chance to succeed? Sign up to become a sponsor at today!


5 Videos to Help You Procrastinate Before Filing Your Taxes

Friday, April 11th, 2014

It’s the end of everyone’s favorite (and by favorite, we mean groan-inducing stress fest) time of year again… tax season! If you’re like most people, you probably haven’t filed your taxes yet (it’s not that we don’t want to do it, we just really don’t want to do it).

Well, you’re in luck because CoEd is here to “help”. That’s right, we’re bringing the magic of the internet right to your fingertips with five glorious Guate-inspired videos to help you procrastinate filing your taxes.

You. Are. Welcome.

1. Antigua Happy Dance—cxercise before getting down to business by dancing along! Endorphins, yo.

2. Guatemalan Students Say Thank You, and it’s adorable. (more…)

Literacy in Guatemala

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Imagine you are seven years old and have never come in contact with a single book.

This is reality for many rural Guatemalan children. CoEd’s Culture of Reading Program is transforming these students into competent, enthusiastic readers.

Click here to learn how you can sponsor a CORP class!

Coolest Stuff on the Planet: Lake Atitlan

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

We’ve got a large group (read 40) of Rotarians from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Cayman Islands with us in Guatemala right now and we’re enjoying the beauty of Lake Atitlan this weekend.  This video will give you a taste of what we are experiencing.  Maybe it’ll make you want to join us next Snapshot Tour from July 29-August 3, 2014!


The Coolest Stuff on the Planet: Lake Atitlan

This video podcast from takes you to Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. Along the way, they tell you about Cooperative for Education’s work to break the cycle of poverty through education in Guatemala.

Do you want to visit Guatemala and see some of the “Coolest Stuff on the Planet”?

How YOU can change lives in Guatemala

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

In case you are new to CoEd, this video is the best introduction we can give you. Find out how CoEd’s educational programs in Guatemala are changing the lives of children, families, and program graduates.

Then check out the many easy ways for you to join our efforts to break the cycle of poverty through education. Who knows? Maybe it will even change YOUR life!

How has your life been touched by Guatemala? 

Guatemala Scholarship Program Success Story, Fredy Tzib

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Fredy Tzib didn’t think he was going to be able to stay in school past the sixth grade. But somehow he graduated from high school, found a great job, and is enrolled in college. How is this possible? 

CoEd’s Scholarship & Youth Development program, of course! Fredy is just one of the hundreds of Guatemalan students who have been able to stay in school and break the cycle of poverty thanks to CoEd’s wonderfully generous sponsors. Take a peek at the short video below to see how Fredy’s life has been forever changed by YOUR generosity. You’ll never guess who he’s working for… :)

A huge shout out to RYAN VAN DUZER for putting this video together for us. Now that you’ve seen what a major difference a CoEd scholarship makes, meet the students who are still waiting for sponsors. Sponsor a student today!

Sponsor a Student

What is the best (or worst!) job you’ve ever had?

Guatemalan Scholarship Sponsors Spotlight: The Terpstras

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Gerrit and Carolee Terpstra sponsored Cooperative for Education scholarship student Sergio so he could continue his education. Watch this short video to hear from them what motivates their giving. Then go meet the scholarship students who still need your help! 

What motivates you to sponsor a student in Guatemala?