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With a cheering smile, she is Imelda.
With a cheering smile, she is Imelda.

“A joyful heart is good medicine, But a crushed spirit saps one’s strength”. (Proverbs 17:22)

Hello everyone, how are you?
I hope you and your families are well. It is a pleasure to greet you again, despite the world crisis we are going through; But leaving this aside, I am pleased to write good news to you about the accomplishments we have made with our children who have been with us in previous years. They are encouraging stories that show us the good result obtained, thanks to the support of all our sponsors, teachers, parents, and above all thanks to the love for our country and people, by our beloved founder Fred Zambroski.

In this report we chose a story that will make us think positively as the proverb described above shows. It is very important to maintain a positive attitude in any situation, because only by thinking like this will we succeed in facing any problem that may arise; otherwise we could lose the energy or the desire to continue fighting ...

This story is related by: Gloria Tun, one of the teachers who lives in Santo Domingo Xenacoj (the first community where the Lets Be Ready program started).

““ It is a real pleasure for me as a teacher to tell a story of a student like many who have left their marks both in my school and in my heart.

I would like to count all the students that I have had in all the promotions during the six years that I have been a teacher of the Lets Be Ready program; but it is not possible for me. So I will tell you a little bit about a girl named Imelda Saban. Who is now a teenager with many dreams and hopes for her future.
 
Imelda was with me in 2013 and she was a very intelligent, humble girl and above all with a big heart. Her parents are poor and do not have any level of education, but they did everything possible to give their sons and daughters an academic preparation. They have simple jobs like: bricklayer's assistant and the mother works in the weaving. But that did not stop them from fighting for a better future for each of their children. Imelda is the third daughter of four brothers and two sisters, in total with Imelda there are seven children in the family.

Imelda was six years old when she entered the program. What she loved most was to share and learn in the Imaginary Game corner. I remember that she always said something like: "When I grow up, I want to be a doctor and teacher."
She loved doing homework and was a super applied girl. Her mother always said “teacher, with her I don't have to insist on saying: do your homework! She with her will and enthusiasm, alone took out her notebooks from her backpack and began to do the tasks ”.

It can be said that being in school was her world and still is, because thanks to her enthusiasm and her parents' desire for her to improve herself; they continued to support him to study at a community primary school; Called Official Rural School "El Calvario". During this phase, she continued to be a very intelligent, discreet and participative girl in workshops, cultural events and activities outside and inside the school. The six years he spent in elementary school passed without any problem.

Today she is an adolescent, she is thirteen years old and she is studying with a lot of effort First Basic at the National Institute of Basic Education, which is also in her community"”.


The example and determination of this girl gives me the assurance that we are working to help all those who have the desire to have a better future. And at the same time I want to thank our Sponsors since without their financial contribution, children like Imelda would not have the opportunity to have a good preparation.

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Learning the color Red
Learning the color Red

"The True sign of Intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination" (Albert Einstein)

Hello everyone, how are you? I hope it's ok.
In this report I want to tell you a little about how we started our school activities in our different "Lets Be Ready" centers.

I have noticed that most of our teachers are putting into practice all the ideas and suggestions that we showed them in the training for the month of January; because they are very fun ideas. The children have loved it very much, as their facial expressions demonstrate it; as you can see in the images below.

We are working on fine motor skills, performing eye-hand exercises, using the clay to mold, the tweezers with the thumb and index finger, tearing paper, painting with the fingers and making strokes of the letters that make up its name. We also work with primary and secondary colors, making crafts with different types of recycled material.

In physical education we make games to work with balance, laterality and coordination; skills that are not yet fully mastered. Children love this class, as we try to make physical activities always fun and entertaining.

"I want to tell you something very particular that happens at the school of" Los Izotes "in San Juan Sacatepéquez. Our teacher Lidia, who works there, tells in her report that a mother named Astrid, who has her son Elvin in the program; After preparing the Atol, he goes to the Library corner to bring books to read. Take time to analyze them well and understand the stories. When he finishes, before going home he borrows some books to read there, this indicates that he wants to excel and foster a good desire for reading in his son ”.

On the other hand, we have already started with the size and weight that is done every year in our different schools to start the “Chispuditos” program with the nutritious drink, which has done so much for our children in Guatemala. Parents are very happy to have this program one more year; That is why we thank all our sponsors, who make it possible with their donations, that our children can consume this atol. Thank you so much…

Everyone in the program is very happy to have started this school year with great success; but as you know there are always challenges or difficult situations that we face. This year was not the exception, because we know that worldwide we are going through an unexpected situation, since due to the COVID-19 disease; We have suspended classes in our country for a week. The government is doing everything possible so that this disease does not spread too much. That is why we are following all the precautionary measures that have been given to us. We hope soon to resume our activities with the children so that we can share with you what we do. Thank God we are all doing well, both our children and their families, our teachers and supervisors.

We hope in God to get out of this situation soon, that is why we want to tell you that if we all collaborate and follow the instructions or precautionary measures, "together" we will succeed and fight against this virus that has affected the world so much. Please stay home if there is no need to go out and take good care of yourself.

I am writing to you soon ...

Bubbles with recyclable material
Bubbles with recyclable material
Fine motor
Fine motor
Using our tweezers
Using our tweezers
A new and very fun idea
A new and very fun idea
to work with our feet
to work with our feet
She is Astrid Elvin's mother
She is Astrid Elvin's mother
He is Elvin, Lidia's student at the Izotes
He is Elvin, Lidia's student at the Izotes
Drinking "Chispuditos"
Drinking "Chispuditos"
Coordination exercises
Coordination exercises
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2020 team of teachers
2020 team of teachers

Hello everyone, it is a pleasure to write to you again in this new year, full of dreams and goals to fulfill. I hope you are well so that you can enjoy how we started the trainings and classes with our teachers, and children.

During the third week of January, we attended the training we have annually before starting the school year, it was very good. This focused on what children learn in Reading-Writing and how we can improve our teaching methods in the area of Communication and Language, so that children get better prepared for elementary school.

Something very important that we also learned was how to improve our tools when evaluating. The group of teachers in Santo Domingo Xenacoj took care of this part in the training; and let me tell you that they made a very good presentation. The preparation of the whole group was noted as they made a very summary of the national base curriculum used in our country to plan.

We had the pleasant visit of our dear founder Fred Zambroski; like all years. Fred expressed his excitement for starting the year, the hard work that our teachers do in different communities and the goal of expanding more this year to reach communities with more need for preschool education.

Liza also arrived, representative of the organization that gives us the atoll or the nutritious drink called “Chispuditos”. He showed us the progress that is being made with children thanks to this nutritious drink and new ideas on how to prepare it. We were encouraged to make this same presentation with our group of parents in the different communities where we are, because they will better understand the importance of having their children drink this drink.

We hope that, for the next training, in July; we can meet all the goals we have set as a group, both to improve our activities and our work; To make it more professional.

For this year we made contact with the organization of WINGS, an entity that is in charge of giving mothers, talks about Family Planning and accessibility to improve on it.

On January 20, we started classes at our different educational centers, with new children and places, eager to put into practice everything we learned in our training.

Greetings to all our Donors. Thank you, thank you very much for your support and collaboration. The truth is that without their contributions we could not help our children who need it so much. We hope that this year you can join more to support our cause, just click on the DONATE button ...

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A new idea shared by Jessica
A new idea shared by Jessica
Making bubbles with recyclable material
Making bubbles with recyclable material
Putting the idea of bubbles into practice
Putting the idea of bubbles into practice
A fun new game for children
A fun new game for children
This is a book donation.
This is a book donation.
delivery of school supplies
delivery of school supplies
They are Lety and Jessica
They are Lety and Jessica
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Pamanzana community!
Pamanzana community!

We are very happy and satisfied to finish another year, at the same time also sad to say goodbye to our 6 year old boys, who next year begin their first grade of primary school.

We have had very good results in all our schools, as we told you at the beginning of the year, we set ourselves the goal of improving more and using the Learning Centers in a more effective way; And thanks to that we meet our goals.

The support of the Parents certainly played a very important role in the education of their children, the support and help they provided to each of our teachers served a lot for the community and each of its families.

This year we closed children in the 23 schools, we got 6-year-olds to learn to read, write, count, add, subtract, etc ... In the training we had in July, it also helped us to improve the use of the Centers of Learning; the changes in children were quite noticeable both in their development and in their attitude. They developed very well the 4 developments of the Creative Curriculum (Socioemotional, Physical, Cognitive and Linguistic), this made it possible for them to learn to defend their rights, respect and take care of each of the materials and the environment in each corner; to play with their peers without problem, follow instructions and routines in class, and demonstrate safety and independence when making decisions.

I think that this year we accomplished a lot and we hope to continue next year, that is why we thank all the sponsors and people who support us every year with their donations; the truth is that they are not only contributing to improve the education of children, but also to improve their life and that of their family, but especially for the country.

Thank you thank you very much…

For the other year we have the goal of reaching more rural areas in the different departments in the country, but for this we will need your support and collaboration. We hope to fulfill it and continue providing quality education for the children of Guatemala.

This has been everything for this year, we hope to tell you more about our activities and adventures.

See you soon…

Community of Santo Domingo Xenacoj
Community of Santo Domingo Xenacoj
Community of Chirijuyu/Tecpan
Community of Chirijuyu/Tecpan
Community of Chuchuca Bajo/Patzun
Community of Chuchuca Bajo/Patzun
Our teacher Yessenia with her student
Our teacher Yessenia with her student
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"Freedom is something that is earned and obtained, not given away"

Guatemala is a very cultural country and full of traditions, that is why we want to tell you all about the activities that our teachers carried out, regarding the Independence Day. This year 198 years of independence were completed, which indicates that we are close to reaching 100.

September is known as the patriotic month, since most of the activities carried out during this month have to do with the date of independence. We also take the opportunity to teach you more about the culture of the country, the symbols that represent the country, history and civics.

Most of our teachers perform a parade or civic walk, on a theme of conscience or that has to do with independence, in their community. In the images you will notice what I am talking about here.

Children learn more about the variety of ethnicities and people we inhabit in this country, also about the symbols that represent the country; as they are: the Ceiba, the Monja Blanca, the Escudo, the Quetzal, the Marimba, the Flag and Tecún Umán; a brave man who fought against Don Pedro de Alvarado, for his people and thus achieve independence.

We had to use a lot of imagination and creativity to carry out the activities for this month, for example: some of our teachers made crafts on symbols, worksheets and other posters in small groups to have a better learning.

Fathers and Mothers also participated and supported their children in these activities, without a doubt their help was also key to get the children to develop better. The children of the community of Cerritos in Patzicía-Chimaltenango, had a lot of fun and will be able to notice in the images how the mothers supported our teacher and how creative she was with her children ...

Guatemala is a multicultural and multicultural country, which has beautiful landscapes; That is why we invite everyone to visit this beautiful country, so they can enjoy biodiversity. And of course you can appreciate all this, when visiting our children and teachers in each of their communities, please do so, and you will notice the need and support we need to continue teaching and training good children; so they have a better future ...

Well this has been all for this time, in our next report we will write to you as we close the school year.

See you soon.

Community of San Juan del Obispo
Community of San Juan del Obispo
Parental involvement was very important
Parental involvement was very important
The children presented a very funny dance
The children presented a very funny dance
Civic act
Civic act
Panatzan community in San Martin Jilotepeque
Panatzan community in San Martin Jilotepeque
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Location: Longmont, CO - USA
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Fred Zambroski
phoenix, Arizona United States

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