Visiting Aldea Rincon Chiquito


On the mountainous road between Zaragoza and Sn. Juan Comalapa, is the school that serves five mountains and the deep valleys in-between them. These children climb up to the highway in the cold, dark valleys where strawberries are grown for export. No machines here, but family groups, complete with machetes and dogs, spend their days […]

Good News from Chinjtinmit

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A new shipment of donated school supplies has arrived in this remote mountain village in the Western Highlands. Each student was given 6 pencils, 3 ink pens, a bottle of glue, a ruler, a box of map colors, a pencil sharpener, an eraser, and a brand new 100-page notebook. Instead of paying to ship heavy […]

A New Partner – HC&B

Our heartfelt thanks to Kerry Hilton, Executive Creative Director, at HC & B, Inc. for underwriting our winter fundraising campaign.  All the donations we receive are used for school supplies and operating expenses such as postage and envelopes.  Kerry enabled us to use all the funds we receive for school supplies shipped and purchased on […]

Our Angels Answer – Desks are in the classroom

UPDATE! Two weeks ago I posted an ANGEL REQUEST for this tiny school’s desks. Fewer than 2 days later, the angels had stepped up and funded the request. They just sent photos of the wonderful classroom, outfitted by the parents, and YOU, the generous donors who sent the $235 for the 15 desks. You are working miracles at COLEGIO MIXTO BILINGUE EL APRENDIZAGE DEL FUTURO, CANTÓN CHUJUPEN, SECTOR GUTIERREZ, CHICHICASTENANGO EL QUICHE…from an empty room to school in 2 weeks. THANK YOU!  Scroll down to see the power of Angels! Original post on Facebook – ANGEL REQUEST: The Pencil Project has just received a request from COLEGIO MIXTO BILINGUE EL APRENDIZAGE DEL FUTURO, CANTÓN CHUJUPEN, SECTOR GUTIERREZ, CHICHICASTENANGO EL QUICHE for help. It is a small mountain school that delivers bi-lingual (Quiche and Spanish) instruction to grades 1-6. The community is poor, but hard-working. They have built themselves a new classroom adjacent to the existing structure, but now... 

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Quilt Raffle 2015 Begins

March brings new beginnings and a new quilt raffle to the Pencil Project.  Renew your partnership with the Pencil Project by purchasing a chance to win a beautiful handmade Guatemalan quilt created out of Huipiles from many highland villages.  Each ticket is $20.00 and only 100 will be sold.  All funds will go towards purchasing and shipping school supplies.  Contact any trustee or use our Pay Pal button to purchase your ticket.   Thank you for partnering with us!  Read More

Summer Mission success

Dear Friends of The Pencil Project Thankful As we count our blessings this Thanksgiving, I would like to “Thank You” for a wonderful year at The Pencil Project. As emails come weekly from youth groups, school volunteer groups, Brownie troops⎯young American children acting in positive ways to impact their world⎯I want you to see how abundant this project is on both sides of the giving. These photos are from this year’s Summer Mission. Once the shipment reached Guatemala,... 

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Escuela Mixta Aldea Rincon Chiquito, Zaragoza, Comalapa

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