Provide Life Skills for 4000 Rural Mayan Girls

Jan 30, 2012

Vegetable gardens and ready for rugby!

Vasquez tire gardens
Vasquez tire gardens

Abriendo Oportunidades is beginning the year with many activities. Girl clubs in Sololá are collaborating with a local organization measuring children under 2 years of age to participate in a nutrition project.  Girls are learning to document weight and height and keep track of children's progress.  The Vasquez group in Totonicapán is continuing to bring vegetables to girls' tables.  Peace Corps volunteer Keisha Herbert and Abriendo leader Olga Yax are leading girls into transforming old tires into an opportunity to grow vegetables in every girl's back yard.

Another exciting addition to 2012 activities is rugby.  The Guatemala Rugby Club is volunteering to organize sports clinics for girl leaders so that each club can incorporate rugby into their recreational activities.  Rugby is perfect to learn about team work, building strategies, communication and respect.  Each Abriendo club will get a basic rugby kit: a ball, a whistle and cones to mark the field.  We know rugby will be a great success! Girls already play their own version of rugby, so we know they will enjoy learning from the GRC volunteers.

Stay tuned for pictures of the new gardens and the upcoming rugby clinics!

Ready for rugby
Ready for rugby

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Population Council

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, Sacatepequez, Guatemala

Project Leader

Alejandra Colom Bickford

Guatemala City, Guatemala

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