COVID-19 has heavily impacted all of our families as the local economy is dependent on tourism which is at 0%, since April 2020.
We currently provide all dance classes, English classes, and daily enrichment activities to the children at no cost as well as food distribution and internet access to many of our families in need.
Our scholarship families in particular come from situations of poverty and very low-income. Most parents of our scholarship students work(ed) in the informal economy (selling trinkets on the streets, washing clothing, working in construction or being a hired hand). With the current quarantine, they are left with no income and are unable to work from home. In this time we are providing dance classes online, assist with access to internet and daily Bible verses and challenges. With your help, we are also cautiously distributing food packages and feminine products to 16 of our families in need.
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Miss. Christine first came to Guatemala in January 2016 for a month on scholarship to study business Spanish. Later that year in Fall 2016 she returned to conduct interviews with Mayan weavers for her thesis project. It was placed on her heart to begin teaching ballet and during this time she began teaching ballet classes on the side.