DESGUA: Training Educators in Mayan Communities

by DESGUA Sustainable Development for Guatemala
Aug 7, 2013

Thanks to your support we have reached our funding goal

Community Promoters Graduation 2013
Community Promoters Graduation 2013

We would like to express our most sincere thanks to each and every one of our 104 supporters over the past year. Without all your contributions, words of encouragement, benefit parties, and donations as well as your visits to our School of Community Organizers, this work would not have been possible.  

The School of Community Organizers, as you know, is part of a small organization working to break structural inequalities. Our purpose is to build a just society, where the Mayan people will no longer have to face the politics of exclusion.  In turn, the true brilliance of Mayan culture and practices in communities across Guatemala can become the basis for integral development.   

We especially would like to thank our recent Social Work Intern from the University of Connecticut Master’s Program, Shannon Bali; the educational delegations from the University of Loyola and the University of Minnesota; conference participants from the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN); and the Chicago-Guatemala Partnership.  We are sending out a belated thank you to all the amazing organizers who held benefit parties for us, including Colectiv@ Maiz y Viento, especially Wendy Mironov, Daisy Ventura, and Ervin Lopez from Chicago (October 2012), and Murphy Woodhouse/Tucson Community (January 2013).  Your donation has gone to meaningful work!   

Once again we want to thank you for your time and effort, and we hope you continue to support similar projects that are close to your hearts.

Please enjoy our recent photos from the School of Community Organizers.

We hope to hear from you and to welcome you on a future trip to Guatemala.  

Un fuerte abrazo

The DESGUA team

Youth at 2013 Theatre of Oppressed Festival
Youth at 2013 Theatre of Oppressed Festival
Forum Theatre at 2013 TO Festival
Forum Theatre at 2013 TO Festival
Youth Exchange with Luces Kaji Batz
Youth Exchange with Luces Kaji Batz'
Shannon Bali Master
Shannon Bali Master's Social Work Intern
SCO Meeting in Finca Comunitaria La Florida
SCO Meeting in Finca Comunitaria La Florida

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DESGUA Sustainable Development for Guatemala

Location: Quetzaltenango - Guatemala
Website: http:/​/​
DESGUA Sustainable Development for Guatemala
Project Leader:
Anna Grewe
Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango Guatemala

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