Riding with Augusto

While in Guatemala on a project tour this February, I got to climb into a truck with one of our Textbook Program Coordinators and ask him about his work. Augusto Bal is a jolly, Mayan grandpa of a man whose presence immediately calms and gladdens the heart. He has 23...

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...

Carlos Pu: Following His Dreams, Inspiring His Family

In 2008, thirteen-year-old Carlos Francisco Pu was surrounded by books on a daily basis. In fact, he helped produce them at a printing company near his hometown of Choquí, Quetzaltenango. Yet, when he returned home every night, his shelves were empty. But at Choquí...

Celebrating an Empowered Future in Guatemala

Layers of dust coat the cracked concrete floor of Chiquival Cooperative School’s dilapidated gymnasium. A makeshift stage at the front of the room is strewn with streamers and balloons. Students, teachers, and visitors dance together under the modest aluminum roof,...