09 Jul
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Volunteer Profile: Linda

Linda just wrapped up her last month in May working in Reformiento,the tutoring program. She enjoyed that Reforz provides a more relaxed environment– working in Spanish, not having to give grades, and most of all, focusing on working directly with the children of the community and building relationships.

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30 Dec
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Volunteers in Action

UPAVIM’s success is in large part due to our dedicated volunteers. Our volunteers work hard and form lasting friendships while experiencing as much as they can of what Guatemala has to offer.

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04 Nov
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“I am a crazy dictionary”- Isai

by Linda Billotti Isai is a 14 year old boy that I give English classes to twice a week. He is in the 6th grade, with his brother Rudy, because he repeated a grade when he was younger. Isai is one of the sweetest and most talkative kids I have the pleasure of working with. […]

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27 Oct
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Los Programas de Vacaciones

by Linda Billotti November will be a very busy month for Reforzameinto! The kids just all finished their exams and are done with school for the year! (In Guatemala the school vacation is November and December rather than the summer months that I am accustomed to in the US) To keep the kids entertained, off […]

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25 Oct
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Preppa Graduation!

Thursday was an exciting morning for Reforz as they celebrated Preppa (Kindergarten) graduation!  

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08 Sep
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“This is your life; are you who you want to be?”

by Caitie Lezell “This is your life; are you who you want to be?” – Switchfoot Monday begins my third week working at UPAVIM, and though I still have an extraordinary amount more to learn about this organization and this neighborhood, I’ve certainly more or less established a daily routine. And so, I figured that it would be […]

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01 Sep
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A Day at the Water Park!

The entire Reforz took a trip to a local water park in August. Trips like this would not be possible without the generosity of our volunteers who paid the bus fees as well as entrance to the park for most students. [slideshow type=”nivo” source=”{s:waterpark}” height=”612″][/slideshow]

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29 Dec
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UPAVIM Year in Review

[one_third] [framed_box bgColor=”#FFFFFF”] UPAVIM Community Development Foundation (UCDF) Board of Directors Barb Lorraine President UPAVIM General Advisor Ellie Friedland Vice President Education Advisor Linda Wiley Secretary Janessa Landeck Treasurer Health Advisor Greg Norman Board Member Mary Joan Ferrara-Marsland Board Member Crafts Advisor Darlene Dombroski Board Member Fundraising Evie Vendermeer Board Member Fundraising [/framed_box] [framed_box bgColor=”#FFFFFF” […]

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09 Oct
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UPAVIM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Are you or someone you know looking for a new volunteer opportunity? What about the chance to live and work in Guatemala? UPAVIM is still looking for  volunteers to work in the tutoring center (Reforzimiento) starting in January, 2014. Welcome to the Reforzamiento Tutoring Program Summary Description: UPAVIM seeks highly motivated and caring volunteers to […]

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