Jose Enrique has been selected as our next College Scholar! Maintaining an excellent academic record, participating in several volunteer events and keeping in good contact with Scholar Coordinators, Jose has proven himself a mature and intelligent young man. He plans to study architecture, and will begin classes later this year.
The Fund celebrated its 10th Anniversary in July! All current scholars and parents were invited to a tenth anniversary celebration in the city of Valle de Angeles. The event was planned by the Scholar Coordinators. Scholar participation was a highlight, as students participated in a traditional dance exhibition, shared testimonials of their experiences, and presented information on the Fund. The president of the Fund, Aaron Banas, and keynote speaker Luis Estrada (Peace Corps Regional Training Director) addressed those in attendance. Additionally, several students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance.
Many thanks to Amanda and the folks over at Living Threads (www.livingthreadsco.com), who donated some beautifully hand-crafted blankets to the Fund. Living Threads travels the world making and sustaining connections, building partnerships with the women, families and cooperatives along the way. All of their products are individually selected by Living Threads Staff, but are designed and hand-crafted by Nicaraguan and Guatemalan artisans. Amanda’s goal is to provide high-quality textiles to socially responsible consumers while preserving local traditions and art.
The donated blankets were sent to donors to the Fund who have provided very generous and sustain donations over the years. We thank them and Living Threads to supporting us and Central American students and artisans!!
Congratulations to Marilin, who completed her Auxiliar de Enfermeria (Nursing Assistant) coursework on March 5th, 2014! Two years of hard work has really paid off!!