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Why Does My Face Look This Way?

My name is Silvia Amalia Salazar Miranda.   I am 7 years old and I live with my family in the village of Chipila,  Aldea Estancia de la Virgen. I want to tell you the story of why my face looks this way. Three years ago I suffered a fall from which I do not have

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HOPE IS THE LAST THING TO DIE

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KIDS USING COMPUTERS CHANGES THE CLASSROOM

THEY HAD NEVER TOUCHED A MOUSE or a keyboard until last week. The 40 elementary students in the remote village school of Las Escobitas had no idea what a computer looked like or the excitement they would experience during their first computer classes. Maria Jose, 13, learned she could write words by touching letters on

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“I don’t know why I am still alive.” A report from the field.

Juanita, age 18, lives in a remote Maya village in San Martin, Jilotepeque. I met Juanita in late 2015 when she applied for a scholarship.  She told me she had been cutting her arms and legs for the past three months in an effort to release all of the pain that was inside her.  She also began

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Health Care Saves Children’s Lives

By Dra. Marie Jose Alvarado – Primary Care Physician and Health Coordinator      Patients come to our health clinics because “they heard we will help them.” Every week our health team is overwhelmed with the crucial needs of the people. They treat patients from common colds to rare diseases.       Juan Carlos

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Kids Advance to Junior High with Computer Skills

For the first time ever, the students advancing from elementry schools to junior high are no longer at a disadvantage. Teachers report to us the kids are able to use computers and are ahead of other students.  Students who didn’t have computers in their elementary schools are clearly behind because they cannot touch type, lack

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