Guatemalan School Project
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Claire Graham Kellerman says
May 26, 2014 at 8:21 pm
I am grateful to tears, seeing this beautiful and simple, inspired example. I am sure it is not easy, or simple to juggle all you do, but the example if inspiring. Thank you.
May 27, 2014 at 8:25 am
Thanks so much for checking in here, Claire, and for your kind words. Keep in touch.
Tim & Lisa Roberts says
August 2, 2014 at 11:30 am
Gracias, David. Let’s chat about our collective work in Guatemala!
December 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm
I look forward to it!
Lynn and Dan Wright says
September 13, 2014 at 10:12 pm
David, thank you so much for your Rosa Parks demonstration at the “Under the big tent” gathering in Winston. It was powerful and unforgetable.
December 4, 2014 at 4:06 pm
Thanks so much, Lynn and Dan. Thanks for being there and being a part of that. It was a privilege to be with you.
Kelly Elmore says
August 12, 2017 at 5:06 pm
I teach at a school for ESL students in Decatur, Alabama. About 80% of our students (middle and high school) are from Guatemala. Our school is in its 2nd year. The students come to us for core classes, but are at their home schools (5 different system schools) for electives and extracurricular classes. We are having a book study on Sonya Nazario’s Enrique’s Journey next month about how to help our students. Please see below. How can we partner with PEG partners? Does your organization have trips to Guatemala? For about 5 years now, a colleague and I have been talking about going to Guatemala to see what life was like for our students there.
Introduction of Enrique’s Journey & Community Partnership
Location: EXCEL Center 1625 Danville RD SW
Date: Thursday September 7th 4-6PM
Community leaders will help introduce this study. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour Decatur City Schools’ EXCEL Center for English Language Learners.
The Journey- Enrique’s Journey
Location: Old Decatur Depot 701 Railroad St. NW
Date: Thursday September 14th 4-6PM
Detailed descriptions of the journey.
Dealing with Educational Barriers- Enrique’s Journey
Location: Public Library 504 Cherry Street NE
Date: Thursday September 21st 4-6PM
Community leaders will discuss a partnership to transform Decatur and the lives of its students.
Community leaders will discuss how to address mental health and needs of our students.
I heard about your organization through an old issue of Presbyterian Today. Our church are active with Montreat youth conferences (one of our daughters worked their the last 2 summers).
Thank you for any info you can pass along. Feel like finding your group is a God thing.
Sarah Robinson says
August 22, 2017 at 11:22 am
My name is Sarah Robinson Bryan and I am the director of PEG Partners.
I received your comment on our website and would love to talk with you further about the work that you do with ESL students in Alabama.
I am so thrilled that you found us through an old Presbyterian Today magazine! PEG’s founder, David LaMotte is closely related to the PCUSA, his father and sister are both Presbyterian ministers and I, myself, grew up in PCUSA.
Thank you for your interest in learning more about Guatemala. We do lead groups there and would be thrilled to put together a trip for you all to learn more about the context from which your students come. We are scheduling trips in 2018 and have some spring break weeks available and some summer dates available as well.
Let me know dates you are interested in and I’ll check our calendar.
A little more info about our trips: A group of 7-12 is a good number for us, though we have had groups up to 50. Our trips cost between $60-$90/person/day plus the cost of the flight. That cost includes all in country expenses – travel, lodging, food, a guide/interpreter/coordinator (me), any service projects or donations made to local partners, plus a donation made to PEG Partners to sustain our work in Guatemala.
The cost of the trip is really dependent on what type of accommodations you’d like. Homestays with homecooked meals would be the most affordable way to do it. Staying in hotels and eating in restaurants is obviously more expensive. A combination of both is nice.
I’m looking forward to talking with your further!
August 12, 2017 at 5:08 pm
Please ignore typo’s from above- Our church is* and worked there*. In my excitement I did not proof read sufficiently.
Robert Melrose says
November 16, 2018 at 2:45 pm
Thank you for speaking at our Zone institute. I donated to your organization and I thank you for trying to make the world a better place. God Bless you in your endeavors.
November 17, 2018 at 9:35 pm
Thanks so much, Robert! I appreciate the kind words and the financial support, both. I look forward to our paths crossing again, and I’m grateful to stand with you in the circle of folks who are trying to make the world a better place.
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