Change of seasons and the end of the school year

October 23, 2016

Dear friends,

The cold winds which blew through Toronto yesterday was a reminder that seasons are changed and after weeks of warm weather it’s time to reach for a heavier jacket. In Guatemala, the country is also expecting the first “frente frio” of the season this weekend. This month is also the end of the school year in the public school system.

In another month, I will be headed to the school in El Triunfo to participate in the graduation ceremonies for both the middle school (our grade nine class) as well as the high school (our grade 12.)

It will be a bitter sweet day for me as this will be, for the time being, our last high school graduation as we have made the decision to suspend funding for the high school next year. But I will definitely celebrate the achievements of the students and their families.

The 2016 Grade 12 Class

Without your financial support for the last six years these students would not have been able to pursue their studies and I hope you will be able to continue to support the project.

You can donate online through Casa Pueblito or mail in a cheque. (A cheque actually ensures that more of your money goes directly to the school!)

(If you are donating online please follow: under “Donate To This Charity Now”, please select option #2 “El Triunfo School Project.” You may also wish to indicate that your donation is for Ken’s School in the note.)

You can also mail a cheque payable to Casa Pueblito (please note this is a new address).

Casa Pueblito

107A 2238 Dundas St. W

Toronto, ON M6R 3A9

ATTN: El Triunfo School Project

Thanks everyone for your ongoing support.


PS – I have some sales for Asociacion Maya coming up. For those of you who read Spanish, here’s a recent article from Prensa Libre on the co-op.


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