Dear Friends: We hope you are having a good summer. ELP-Guatemala is going strong. Today, we would like to express gratitude to our past and current English Language Program (ELP) volunteers and leaders who have given much of their time and patience to Maya students. 19 years ago, ELP-Guatemala started with Jane and Bob Greenberg leading
Dear Friends: We just put our 2023 midyear letter in the mail and hope for a good response in order to be able to help our Maya students succeed. Thank you. You can read the letter here. The Ceremony of Life for Joan Robinson, Vice President of the Daniele Agostino Derossi Foundation, last Saturday was beautiful and
Dear Friends: This year, the majority of our scholarship students in Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize have finally been able to transition from online to in-person classes. Students much prefer the in-person classes. In Guatemala, only a small number of our students who attend Universidad de San Carlos in the central campus (Guatemala City) continue to
Dear Friends of MEF:We have started the New Year strong and busy, with MEF support for 2023 sent out already or on its way to each of the programs. Before making the disbursements, we meet one more time with the leaders of each program to confirm all important details. It’s a laborious but necessary process.
We have started the New Year strong and busy, with MEF support on its way to the programs, after meeting with each to confirm everything live once more. It’s a laborious but necessary process. We thank our partners and students for their year end narrative and financial reports, some still coming in. They are paramount
Iris Baten was recently featured in the magazine Heroínas en la Ciencia promoted by SENACYT (Secretaría Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) in Guatemala. I am an indigenous woman from a Maya Mam community. I was born in Cabricán, Quetzaltenango, a town full of natural beauty but poor. My family migrated to Guatemala City to find