A new year for the Population Council and the mentoring organizations of Abriendo Oportunidades. In the last days of 2018, our team visited the mentors' organizations in the Western Highlands and Northern Guatemala to share our perspectives on the work done so far and set goarls for 2019. So far mentors have used various platforms to advance their mission to support girls and adolescents in their communities and change their realities of exclusion. Working together with government institutions, municipalities and other community-based organizarions, they have increasingly come closer to their goal.
There is still a lot of work to be done and our GlobalGiving family has been crucial for tangible achievements, thank you for raising their and our work and for promoting a new generation of empowered and visible girls. On behalf of all of us at Abriendo Oportunidades, Happy New Year!
What an amazing year for Abriendo Oportunidades (AO) program! 2018 marked a time for lessons learned and goals reached for the AO program and the networks of mentors in Chisec and the Western Highland of Guatemala. The two organizations, Na'leb'ak and REDMI, keep strengthening their skills to make the AO program and their ideas sustainable on the long term. From our exciting participation in the 76th United Nations General Assembly back in October, to our work with Makerspaces and STEM abilities, and our great event where women from all over the country could share their experiences in July, we keep working toward sustainable work with indigenous women, girls and adolescents.
We feel privileged to have our Global Giving family join us in our cause. You've become a part of our community of supporters and we're thrilled to have you on the team. We have great plans and a lot of work to do next year! We will keep working together to address the mentors needs and to build a strong platform of young women committed to research, development and advocacy. Make sure to check in with us through our monthly reports or our social media. We would like to thank you for keeping up with us over time, and for all you have done to support and increase the work we do.
Oh what a wonderful month for Abriendo Oportunidades and the networks of mentors! We have great news from Chisec and from the Council offices in Guatemala, and we want our entire GlobalGiving family to hear them.
First, the director of the Silvia Tum program traveled to El Salvador for the Central Amercian Donors Forum (CADF) invited by our friends from the Summit Foundation. Silvia, on behalf of the Population Council and Abriendo, shared her experience in the program on how sexual and reproductive health issues are addressed, as well as the approaches and opportunities to address teen pregnancy as a public health, human rights and inequality problem in Central America.
On the other hand, we had the pleasure of collaborating with our friends from Socialab, UN Women and the Clíos restaurant to hold the #MoreGirlsTogether fundraising dinner to boost the dream of the Na'leb'ak network. A few months ago we had the pleasure of telling you, our GlobalGiving family, about the Na'leb'ak center through our monthly reports. Today, the possibility of building this headquarters is a reality thanks to all the donors who supported us in our dream. We thank each one of you. Continue with us to see the progress in the construction and the impact that ensuring a safe space and generating opportunities can have on the reality of Guatemalan girls.
Wanna know more? Make sure to visit our facebook page or our special GlobalGiving link for the #MoreGirlsTogether dinner.
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