The Martyrs of Cantel

This February, over 60 volunteers traveled to Guatemala on a Cooperative for Education tour to deliver textbooks, inaugurate computer centers, visit Culture of Reading Program classrooms, and meet or reunite with their Scholarship Program students. It was a...

Mobile Computer Centers Reach Students at New Heights

Imagine this…you live in a tiny town high in the mountains of Guatemala. The wind whips dense clouds across your path as you walk the dirt road to school every morning, obscuring your vision and soaking through your sweater. Your town is so far removed from the rest...

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...

Education in Action Series: Computers

Those numbers don’t lie. Computer skills are absolutely crucial to breaking the cycle of poverty in Guatemala.  Remember Ivonne Barrios? She finally had the opportunity to use technology in the classroom, and is now ready to take on the world! Without...