Monday, November 14, 2016

Historical Documents from 1990 -- EMERGENCY AID IN SANTA CRUZ VERAPAZ -- Aura's MASTERS THESIS Set for 2017-- The Ariel & Ines Andersen CHULUC SCHOOL to continue thru 2017 & MARIO WILL FINISH HIS LAW DEGREE plus links to NEWSLETTER #15 NOV. 2016 in English & Spanish (Español)

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2.  Historical Documents from 1989

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NEW:  NEWSLETTER #15 Nov. 2016 
Email notice - Emergency Aid in Sta. Cruz - Aura's Masters Thesis - Mario's Law degree & Chuluc School support for 2017
Español:  BOLETIN #15 noviembre 2016 
Aviso de correo electronico - Proyecto de Emergencia de Sta. Cruz Verapaz - Estudiantes Becados -- La Escuela de Chuluc para 2017 

NEW HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS FROM 1990:
1.  Newsletter Summer 1990:
"Our Progress in Guatemala & the 1989 Annual Financial Report" 
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2.  NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN COLOR....Newsletter Winter 1990:  

"An Adventure At Chulac" 
YOU'VE GOT TO READ THIS AS IT DESCRIBES THE SPIRIT OF THE FOUNDATION LIKE NOTHING ELSE!
Eleven years after the first adventure at the very remote Chulac Cooperative Plantation & Polochic area, the Foundation was asked to help with education as the children weren't getting an education, no adult education available, and employment opportunities dwindling.  Once again the Foundation went to work. 
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Note:  This newsletter was typed and all pasted together in Guatemala--literally with glue, including color photographs--which original pages with color are included here and seen for the first time.  In the U.S. it was then  printed in black & white for distribution....the 5th page is the first page of the black & white version distributed so you can see the difference.

OUR WORK IN SANTA CRUZ VERAPAZ & COBAN

To make sure our funds are sufficient to meet commitments to our two scholarship students, and to the Ariel & Ines Andersen Chuluc School,  while also building up a reserve for promises already made for 2017, we are necessarily being careful with extra projects.  But, we did have 4 Emergency Aid projects during October in Santa Cruz on which $263.67 was spent.  We have photos for two of them, that follow:


A mother, Florencia Cho, lost her husband--and father of her three children,  in a recent accident and was helped with $40 for food to feed her children.   Federico is working on rallying the family and friends to help this poor woman with her children.


Emilio Cho Caal, who is receiving a treatment for a tumor,  was helped to pay his medical bill with $76.67 from the Foundation.

The other two Emergency Aid Projects in Santa Cruz were:  

1.  In the Pancalax Village,  $80 of help was given to Candelaria de Ical to aid her in the burial of her husband, Lorenzo Ical.  Candelaria sends her gratitude to the Foundation, and reminds us that many years ago she was once an employee at the Valparaiso Plantation;

2.  In the El Zapote Village,  Pablo Tahulco Tista, was helped with $67 to help pay the medical bill for his  little daughter who was operated on for a hernia.

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AURA SUCCESSFULLY ON HER WAY TO DO HER MASTER'S THESIS
During October she presented herself to a Committee of 3 professors for her oral exams, and passed successfully  defending what she has proposed as her thesis for her Master's Degree to be done in the first 6 months of 2017.



The theme which she will be working on in relationship with the Coban

 "Garbage Dump Community" 
 where she has been doing an internship for the past 6 months, is:
"A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR  COMMUNITY NUTRITIONAL SECURITY"
In cooperation with the community--the various groups of mothers she has worked with, she will be working on developing a step by step procedure, establishing and defining clearly, THE MISSION, the VISION, the ACTION STEPS & ORGANIZING A COMMITTEE, and DEFINING INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR EACH MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE.


Here she is working with one of her professors.  

She appreciates profoundly the help the Foundation is giving her to finally realize what she considers a quite lofty goal for a young orphan baby from the Valparaiso community--which should place her at the head of the education list of those born in Paradise Valley.
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THE ARIEL & INES ANDERSEN CHULUC VILLAGE SCHOOL & our Regional Director, 

MARIO de la CRUZ
Mario, we see behind the children,  successfully guided the school to a successful conclusion for 2016, while at the same time getting close to finishing his Law Degree that will require most of 2017 to finish.  

We, as a Foundation, have accepted the challenge of helping him finish next year, and to do so will employ him again as a teacher, paying his wage, with which he will be able to support his family, and finish his degree in the afternoons and weekends.  



Here Aura & me are--back in May, with this wonderful family who we have the opportunity of helping achieve the kind of education, that coupled with his dedication to his people, will put him in a powerful position to make a fruitful contribution to his people and country for many years to come. 

WE ARE DEEPLY GRATEFUL TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE HELPED SO MUCH OVER MANY YEARS.  LET'S ALL DO OUR DARNDEST TO KEEP IT UP UNTIL
 AUGUST 19, 2017 WHEN WE WILL COMPLETE OUR
GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY YEAR--50 YEARS 
OF LOVING COOPERATION WITH A GREAT PEOPLE!
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