2011 brought change to the community of Santa Crux Quixaya in the department of San Lucas Tolimán. For the first time in its history, a woman was elected member of the local government authority. In the past decades, the community was run by two men clinging to power, today it is headed by a group of six, one of them a woman. Community members and teachers consider this development towards democracy and gender representation a result of PCF's education project because it strengthens young people Read more [...]
Only a year after tropical storm Agathe caused devastation and loss of life in our Central American project country Guatemala, tropical storm 12 E brought wide-spread damage to the country's agriculture and buildings. A total of 66,120 families are affected by the disaster. The secondary school Julajuj Aq’ab’al in Santa Cruz Quixaya (Department San Lucas Tolimán) with whom our partner organisation Prodessa has been working together for nearly seven years was hit once again. Persistent torrential Read more [...]
The worry doll legend is well known in Guatemala: the sun god gave Princess Ixmucane the gift of being able to solve other people’s problems. Ixmucane passed her gift on to the worry dolls. Tradition has it that you share your worries with the worry doll as you go to bed, then tuck it under your pillow. Next morning, your worries will have disappeared - carried away by the worry doll!
Why not try it out yourself, or make a worry doll to give to someone you love?
Instructions for making your Read more [...]