This was a difficult month for Guatemala. The eruption of Volcán de Fuego in the Escuintla department has left many without a house and many more searching for their families. We are relief to inform that the Abriendo mentors, the Population Council staff, and their families are safe.
Nevertheless, we are pleased to report back on our activities for the last weeks and to update you in the mentors' process of becoming autonomous. Firstly, we would like to thank the Population Council's NY and Mexico team for their visit to Guatemala. The mentors and ourselves were very happy that Thoai, Isabel, Kelly and Daniella got to know about the work of the mentors' networks in different parts of the country and to link together the ideas for the Council's future regarding research. We are certain that our efforts to assist the scaling up of girls and women programs are being supported by our team all around the world.
We are also very happy to tell you about Eli's participation at the Program for Women's Leadership "Mujeres Líderes: Motores del cambio económico y social", an event organized by the State Department of the United States on march 2018. Eli was able to attend as a mentor for Abriendo Oportunidades and met with other women leaders from Latin America. You can read all about her traveling experience bellow. This kind of activities could not be possible without the support of our donors and friends at Global Giving. You are a part of this proyect and we thank you for continuing to believe in us!
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