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.
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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
Kids Share Workshops visited the Brown Public Library in Northfield, Vermont July, 14. (Please see our slide show below) The summer reading program at the Brown Public Library is traveling around the world by learning about cultures. The children visited Guatemala with Kristina, founder of Kids Share Workshops.
After returning from teaching in Guatemala Kristina shared a presentation and tissue art demonstration. Kids Share Workshops taught an after school program at PanaKids located in Panajachel, Guatemala for the month of June. Beautiful fabrics, purses, toys, currency and masks were shared. The children learned about the Mayan children living in the Lake Atitlan region. Photos were shown from a three day festivity of the Procession of the Saints. The children loved seeing the beautiful costumes. Kristina’s daughter Phoebe shared the Kids Share Song which all the children loved to sing. Afterwards everyone gathered around to learn about tissue art painting. Kristina explained how the children in Guatemala took their tissue art and decorated recycled containers and journals. She encouraged the children to think about decorating their own recycled containers with their artwork.
A special thanks to Nancy Munno, Youth Services Librarian and all the volunteers who helped make the 1.5 hour program a success!
Kids Share Workshops is looking forward to visiting many schools and libraries in Vermont to share its cross cultural program based in North and Central America. To schedule a 1-2 hour program presentation please contact Kristina at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (802) 485-8406
Thank you for your interest and support in sharing cultures with children!