lunes, 23 de septiembre de 2013

Summer volunteers make a difference

It was a busy and exciting summer at Open Windows Foundation.  With the help of generous and enthusiastic volunteers, we have many successes to report.

A group from Bob, North Dakota came and assisted Open Windows by building sheet metal houses for four Open Windows families.  They also painted a school in San José Calderas, which is a village about 10 kilometers away from the heart of the city.  

Volunteers Susan and Nikki shared two weeks with the children at our learning center.  They did fun activities to learn math, English, and geography.  In addition, the children expressed themselves through art.  Thanks for the techniques you provided to our teachers.

From England, Volunteers Frida and Anjelica did great work with the kids despite not speaking much Spanish.  It was a great experience and a big help for all.

Volunteer Sarka who was here for a week, helped register the children each time they came into the learning center and did activities with the children as well.

Volunteer Lisa helped with various groups of children, assisted with math homework, English, and other activities.

A group of volunteers from Inlex/CA came to Open Windows Foundation for a week to help out in the computer lab.  They taught different work tools for Microsoft Office and Word and Excel, taught English, and provided a host of different interactive programs that facilitate the children's learning.

Many thanks to everyone for their time, help, and commitment to helping our community in San Miguel Dueñas, Guatemala!