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Togetherness

Article contributed (in Spanish) by Karla Monge. The last Friday of every month, the education centers of Suchitoto – from the communities of Aceituno, Palo Grande, and Alegría – participate in an event bringing them all together. (Sadly, the education … Continue reading

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Children’s Day and Halloween

Article contributed (in Spanish) by Karla Monge. On Thursday, October 31, 2019, the education center of Cacahuatal, Cabañas, celebrated the youth in the community during the day and Halloween at night. This activity was organized by Esmeralda Acosta (facilitator of … Continue reading

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Celebrating in Aceituno

Article contributed (in Spanish) by Karla Monge On October 25, 2019, the community of Aceituno, Suchitoto, had a party to celebrate rural children, adults, and women. This activity was organized by library facilitators and the ADESCO [community council] with the … Continue reading

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2018 IP Scholarship Recipient Launches Business

Article contributed (in Spanish) by Elba Rodríguez.   “The scholarship was the momentum to get started.  I knew that I didn’t have enough funds, but that was the impetus to take the path toward what I wanted to do.”   … Continue reading

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Reflections from a July Delegation

International Partners sent another two and a half week delegation of 13 delegates to a village called Alegría about 15 minutes out of Suchitoto in Cuscatlán. The goal of the delegation was to build a shaded community gathering area in … Continue reading

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Fishpond “Happy Fish” Cacahuatal, Cabañas

May 2019 Happy Fish: its English name is a form of gratitude for the origin of support provided by International Partners. Happy fish rejoices that it generates a collective product in the community. The fishpond “Happy Fish” is an initiative … Continue reading

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University of Maryland Delegation to Palo Grande, January 2019

Each January, International Partners and the University of Maryland bring a group of UMD students to El Salvador to work with one of IP’s partner communities. This past January, a group of 8 graduate and undergraduate students, spent two weeks … Continue reading

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Confronting the Challenge at the Intersection of Poverty, Disability and Rurality: “Communidades Inclusivas”

Around the world, there are between 93 to 150 million children with disabilities (UNICEF, 2013).  An estimated 80% of people with disabilities live in low and middle-income countries (Barron & Ncube, 2010) where they are among the most marginalized people … Continue reading

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El Día Decisivo, The Decisive Day 8/28

  On Thursday August 28th at 11am, join tens of thousands of people— documented and undocumented; immigrants and North Americans; students and workers; a group representing the great diversity of the Washington area— that will assemble outside of the Immigration and … Continue reading

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The Obvious Becomes Newsworthy: Children Emigrate ES

For the last few weeks, the migration of unaccompanied youth from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala to the U.S. has been front page news.  More than 50,000 minors have already made the perilous journey this year, with the total expected … Continue reading

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