Collaborating with Partners of the Americas Guatemala!


Thanks to he support of Partners of the Americas Guatemala chapter leaders and travel grants, Kids Share Workshops was able to reach a small community in Panajachel located on Lake Atitlan. Although this smaller workshop was not supported by Partners of the Americas volunteers, a connection was made with the Guatemala City Chapter.

With volunteer support from the Guatemalan Partners our team was able to learn more about the many programs supported by Guatemalan volunteers. Kristina and her children enjoyed living with a host family in Guatemala city while meeting with the chapter board members and discussing future two week, Book Making Workshop locations.

Kristina hopes to return to new Partners of the Americas communities in both Alabama and Guatemala, and spend up to two weeks focusing on creating a book together.

Visiting a rural Coffee Community in Guatemala

Thanks to PanaKids teacher, Alison Kelly  we traveled to one community in La Florida. There we meet with community members to discuss a possible Kids Share Workshop. The coffee cooperative is called ASOCAMPO.  Unfortunately we could not make proper housing arrangements and organize for this past year to teach. We hope to have another opportunity to return with the support of Partner of the America Volunteers.

This community is in great need of children’s programs and assistance with community development projects. Please contact us if you want to connect with this community to help. Thank you! Kristina