One of our favourite moments of the day is between 1:30pm and 3:00pm when the girls and boys from our local school partake in Zumba classes.
Collaboration is one of our important principles. Our local Psychologist Laura Batz and Mrs. Matea – one of the mothers at the foundation , join forces to create soap for washing clothes and the body.
We cannot thank enough The Ministry of Health for paying a visit from Chimaltenango, as they conducted mosquito fogging across the entire centre.
We are very fortunate to have received so many guests in these last two months. We had a visit from Dragoman – a tour company who support us, and who visit the foundation on trips between Mexico City and Antigua.
We inaugurated a few weeks ago the bakery and pastry course which the Municipality of San Andrés Itzapa is kindly offering our primary students.
Classes with Mario Romani are still taking place here at Manos Amigas.
Last month we had a visit from a group of Italians who admire the foundation and what we do. It was such a pleasure to host them, as they brought fun and games for the kids.
There was a lot of excitement as we celebrated a new course 🎨 for all the children at Manos Amigas – airbrush painting.
This week we welcomed two great women and supporters back to the foundation: Suor Marcella and Dra. Egidia. Suor Marcella founded Manos Amigas 25 years ago, and it is because of her love and determination for Guatemala – the people, the land and the culture, that she continues to help us.
At the foundation we are very fortunate to have a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Throughout this week we prayed, thanking her for everything she has and continues to give us day after day.