BTS 2016 Delegation

Follow our blog during the 2016 BTS delegation and hear updates from participants during their two weeks in Guatemala. The 2016 BTS delegation members in Guatemala City.   Sunday, May 1 Kaleigh Kingsbury As we arrived to Guatemala I felt a warm embrace. The love and energy that [...]

2020-03-13T16:43:22-04:00April 26th, 2016|Delegation, General blog|

2015 Alumni Delegation

Breaking the Silence “Alumni” Delegation to Guatemala – Deepening and Strengthening Relationships 2015 BTS delegates at the 2014 International Women's Day March in Guatemala City. In March 2015, a delegation of 15 BTS members will explore history, human rights and social justice in Guatemala. For the group, all [...]

2020-03-13T16:43:40-04:00February 4th, 2015|Delegation, General blog|

Jesus Tecu and Isabel Osorio

  Jesus Tecu and Isabel Osorio. For more than 10 years, the Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Solidarity Network has had a relationship with Jesus Tecu Osorio and Isabel Osorio de Tecu and their family, in particular through the International Youth Internship Program as the network placed close to [...]

2014-06-17T19:21:32-04:00June 17th, 2014|General blog|

Bio: Isabel Osorio

Isabel with 5 of her 8 children at their home in Pacux, Rabinal.   Isabel was eleven years-old on March 13, 1982 when her grandmother Juliana Chen, 50, died at Pak’oxom with her one-year old sister, as well as several cousins and aunts. Isabel was in the nearby [...]

2014-06-12T22:23:03-04:00June 12th, 2014|General blog|

2014 Delegation

From March 6-March 16, 11 members of the 2014 BTS Delegation traveled throughout Guatemala to meet with partners and learn about struggles of the past and present. As we began the delegation in Guatemala City, we began by learning about the long struggle for justice, and also the struggle to [...]

2020-03-13T16:44:17-04:00March 18th, 2014|Delegation, General blog, Report Backs|

BTS Delegation Blog- Day 4 (Doug)

On Thursday, we visited the Foundation of New Hope school on the outskirts of Rabinal. It represents one of the few examples of an educational institution that tries to reflect an alternative path to development based on the needs of the poor and primarily indigenous families who represent the survivors [...]

2020-03-13T16:45:00-04:00October 27th, 2013|Delegation, General blog|

BTS Delegation Blog- Day 3 (Mary)

En route to Rabinal. Drove north, then east, then west and north again through acres of green landscape and vegetation which went from relatively lush vegetation to increasingly more grassland/shrub, then trees. View from the road en route to Rabinal. Just outside Rabinal at Qatchuu Aloom (Mother Earth) [...]

2020-03-13T16:45:06-04:00October 27th, 2013|Delegation, General blog|

Keep the Hope Alive: Donate to the New Hope Foundation Today! Keeping the Hope Alive - Filling a gap in education for Maya Achi youth For the last fifteen years, the Fundación Nueva Esperanza/New Hope Foundation has been working at the grassroots level in Rabinal, Guatemala, to provide high school education to Maya Achi youth whose families were affected by [...]

2013-09-05T17:34:05-04:00September 5th, 2013|General blog|
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