Author: Guatemala Service Trip

We are a group of students from The College of Saint Rose traveling to Antigua, Guatemala for the international service trip. From May 11 to May 23 we will be volunteering at Escuela Proyecto La Esperanza (The School of Hope) with the nonprofit organization Education for the Children. EFTC believes that "only through education can we break the cycle of poverty." We hope you'll read about our trip and follow our journey to self-awareness and altruism.

Education for the Children

¡Hola! Greetings from Guatemala! Jessie Williams and Emily Torre here, checking in on our last full day at the School of Hope. Since our time here, we have gotten to build many amazing relationship with the students. We have all come to a consensus that the children here are absolute angels and deserve the world. Despite the hardships that they…

The adventure continues

Hi everyone! This is Aideen, checking in from Antigua, Guatemala. With only a few days left on our service trip, we have been keeping busy with various activities. At The School of Hope, we have been alternating between painting and spending time in the classroom with the children. It is amazing to see what a difference a couple coats of…

Lake Atitlán

Hello everyone! We can’t believe how quick our time in Guatemala is flying by, but we’re still having a lot of fun. On Sunday, we boarded a bus at 6:30 AM to head to Lake Atitlán. The two hour ride proved to be worth it, however, because the sight was breath-taking. Lake Atitlán has several little villages around it and…