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September 3, 2020

Mary Jane Henley is an educator and lawyer who dedicated her career to working with children and adults with intellectual disabilities and to the practice of family law. Now retired, she and her husband, Dave, reside in Tucson, Arizona, where they are avid students of...

April 23, 2020

The COVID-19 virus emerged in Guatemala in early March and almost immediately curtailed our efforts to offer a quality education to our middle and high school Mayan students at our mountaintop boarding schools.

The government ordered all schools closed and our kids were...

August 11, 2019

Greetings from Guatemala!  I am writing this blog on a warm summer morning at Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala’s Maya Jaguar Educational Center. The academic school year in Guatemalan runs from January through October, so classes are in full swing and the campus here is lu...

July 22, 2019

How do you recruit people to work in the wilderness? That question was one of the first that occurred to me after arriving at Adopt-a-Village’s (AAV) remote rain forest school campus in northern Guatemala.  My answer: You entice them with big fat paychecks and big fat...

Emily Francona is the coordinator of a signature service project called Let’s Leave No Girl Behind (LLNGB) sponsored by Rotary E-Club of the State of Jefferson, District 5110. She recently traveled to Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala’s (AAV) Maya Jaguar Educational Center...

May 28, 2019

Making an impact

As the new coordinator of a signature service project called Let’s Leave No Girl Behind (LLNGB) sponsored by Rotary E-Club of the State of Jefferson, District 5110, I was excited about the opportunity to see for myself how the project is making an impac...

February 6, 2019

Family has always been at the center of Shirley Ubinger’s life.  Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Shirley and her late husband John, to whom she was married for 67 years, ran a successful family-owned business while raising eight children. The couple’s smal...

November 16, 2018

Eighteen-year-old Isabel Ramirez studies in northwestern Guatemala. She is an excellent student who loves to learn. At school she serves as a student council representative and a leader and mentor to other young girls. Isabel works in the cardamom and coffee farms as a...

October 16, 2018

While browsing in a jade shop in Antigua in 2003, Fran Lenski, picked up a flyer with a photograph of an impoverished Mayan girl on the front. Its headline, The Maya Need You, resonated with him, so he folded the flyer and put it in his pocket. 

“When I returned home to...

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