March was a busy month that included tons of testing and re-acclimating the students to the routine of school. It also saw the return of our youngest students to campus! To ensure proper attention and adherence to safety protocols, we staggered the return of our students by grade, starting with the oldest in January, and finally welcomed back our littlest learners to campus this month. 

While it did take some adjusting, especially since most of these kids had never set foot inside a classroom, they eventually got in the swing of things. Judging by the many smiling faces, it seems the children were happy to be in class and with their teachers. 

Photo Credit: José Ramírez

We are incredibly greatful to our family of supporters for helping us make the necessary changes and improvements that allowed us to get approval for reopening. All of our students are now back on campus in a hybrid format and it looks like we will be able to remain that way, with no return to remote learning, for the foreseeable future. However, this is not the case for many children in Guatemala. In fact, this recent article from NPR highlights a lot of the struggles that our students have faced over the last two years, as well as provides background on how lucky we are to be able to continue to provide an education, despite the many challenges. 

Photo Credit: José Ramírez

We are so thankful to be able to have students back on campus, where we are able better see how they are doing each day and address any needs they may have. We couldn’t have done it without you

¡Muchísimas gracias!