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
(A Visual Journey)
6) This little Culture of Reading Program student gave us ALL of the hugs and it was magical:
5) We visited the Iximche Mayan ruins on a misty, pensive day:
4) We dance dance dance-d like we had never danced before!
Not to mention, the folkloric dances that the students performed involved KITES, CHICKENS, AND FIREWORKS:
3) The students taught us a thing or two about reading, computers, and having fun:
2) We saw crowds of parents, siblings, grandparents, and other community members come out to give their wholehearted support to the programs at their schools:
1) Finally, some special scholarship students reunited with their sponsors:
Oh wait, I almost forgot the volcano exploded:
Want to experience a CoEd tour for yourself? Check out what we’ve got planned for 2017!
Oh Coed— these photos left me breathless and teary eyed. They took me back to my trip and set me down for a long meditation on the beauty of Guatemalan people, my gratitude for Coed and the immensity and unfairness of my white privilege.
Karol, you have such a sweet heart. We just love you! Thanks for all you do for the kids in Guatemala.