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Update from Charla Wistos:

We are well into 2021 and schools are still on-line in Panajachel.  I am excited to be fully vaccinated and traveling to Guatemala on June 11 and look forward to catching up with students, families and staff of Escuela Oficial Urbana Mixta de Educacion (Mixed Urban Official School of Special Education).  After a year and a half of absence from Guatemala, and personal family tragedies, it is time to reconnect with this special place and its people.

We continue to offer support to the school in the way of delivering food, medicine and supplies to families and supporting the school board and the staff, in teaching and delivering lessons on-line.  Everyone longs to be back in person, missing the activities and ability to learn and socialize in person.  We of course don’t know how long before the bus will be bringing students back to school, but the need for services in other facets continues, especially with the devastation to the rural economy due to COVID-19.

Please continue to follow us at our website, and to help us out as you can with a donation.  Also, feel free to contact me at any time via email at, especially while I am in Guatemala for the latest news.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Charla Wistos


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