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3102 Main Street

Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7

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Building HOPE: Join friends of Chwitziribal for an evening of Latin American music, cuisine, and silent auction to raise funds to rebuild the school in the village of Chwitziribal in Guatemala.

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In the June of 2009, the people of the village of Chwitziribal in Guatemala, saw the first young woman graduated from high school. Prior to that time, no girl had ever passed grade six. Now while the school of Chwirtziribal exists as the centre of the community – a high mountain village – the school is geared toward the success of boys. Young girls are formed to become mothers at an early age. This young woman was the recipient of a generous gift from new friends from Canada. Since that time, friends of Chwitziribal in Canada have contributed to other education funds and several other young women are able to attend high school.

The dream of the teachers and principal at the school is to re-build a new section for the school in an area of the school compound that gets earlier morning sun, and to rebuild a new sceptic system and to add new bathroom facilities. The re-development plan also includes the development of a community meeting room on the second level of the new facility, to be used as a play area for the children when the weather is cold or rainy and to provide a much need space for community gatherings.

The estimated cost of re-developing the school property is Q500,000, the national currency of Guatemala. This converts to $65,000US dollars. The project simply waits for the generous contributions from friends of Chwitziribal and others who are passionate about the educational opportunities for the young people of this country still healing from its 36-year civil war.

The people of the village of Chwitziribal have become very special friends and there is no telling what your gift will do to advance the lives of the whole community. This is your opportunity to continue this relationship.

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