Imagining Possibilities at AIS from Antigua International School on Vimeo.
The back story, http://ricebeansandtortillas.blogspot.com/ the tenacity, the enlightenment and personal growth (on everyones part) is amazing. Here I suggest a real tribute to¨Tia¨ Joan and the everyday mentoring and technically advanced resources she has provided Astrid...Tia Joan is a frontrunner, a champ. Joan has provided opportunities for Astrids brothers and sisters and countless other children which are making a REAL DIFFERENCE in lives of these Guatemalans. One child at a time. One family at a time. One Library at a time. One municipality connection at a time.
Doña Joan, you have enhanced, in a healthy and responsible way, the lives of thousands of young and young adult lives in Guatemala. Your non-stop efforts using various innovative tools and approaches to education, to real practical learning, have brought the opportunity of education to even the most humble of communities. You, Doña Joan and your generous friends have built libraries/learning centers (you have raised vast amounts of outside money and coordinated local, sometimes tiny, municipal governments to cooperate and join in gladly). Nobody, no government, no individual and/or few NGO´s or private program has focused for such determined successful outcomes in the learning field...learning for all, opportunity for all.
BRAVA! BRAVO! Thanks to Tia Joan and her friendly/generous accomplices who help to build education and responsible social change by enhancing and the creation of more whole and wholesome lives here in Guatemala with their hands on effort to update personal health information, social interaction and technolized learning.
Leonard Clark Beardsley
Joan Fuetsch can be reached at:
joan.fuetsch at gmail dot com