May 7, 2016
In a few days I will be headed to Guatemala to visit the school in the community of El Triunfo we have been supporting. I’m looking forward to the visit as I enjoy the opportunity to meet the students, their teachers and the community members involved in the school.
There are currently around 60 students in grades seven, eight and nine. While I was disappointed on my February trip to find out that there are kids I know not in the school for various reasons, I am still thankful there are many more who are attending classes. This includes many familiar faces who are following in the footsteps of older sisters and brothers.
I am also thankful for your ongoing financial support. The decline of the Canadian loonie and the persistent annoying strength of the Guatemalan quetzal (the local currency) means that it’s costing a little bit more each month to ensure that the teachers get paid.
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!) But here’s the link for online donations –
(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 or drop one off with me.
107A 2238 Dundas St. W
Toronto, ON M6R 3A9
ATTN: El Triunfo School Project
Thank you everyone! Ken