Art in action

Hands, hearts and creativity were kept busy today to make so much loveliness for their upcoming finale and fundraiser. Silk scarves and basket weaving filled our 4 hour meeting together - and it flew by!

On April 8th, we will serve a lovely dinner, put on a quick inspired movement piece, have a learning nook were the books and props we used this session will be available for browsing and all of the beautiful items these girls have crafted will be on display for purchase. Proceeds this session will be divided among, Safe Passage, Orphelinat Foyer Evangelique 
and the Malala Fund. This will be in conjuction with the birthing kits the girls will be assembling for Konbit Sante.

Those scarves need to be seen to be believed - gorgeous! And the baskets? I'm amazed at how much diversity came out of them. Funky and fun!

Just in case anyone is looking to replicate these ideas  ~ our scarves came from Thai Silks
and the paints were these. Dick Blick makes a great classroom pack for basket weaving and can be found here.

Wow - these girls have been (and will be) busy!

Safe Passage

Can I go on for a bit on how thankful I am that "ambassadors" from Safe Passage took the time to talk to the girls?


These are folks who have day jobs (3 are teachers!) and still had the passion to volunteer to come on up, (after a full day at school), and talk to our small group on the inspiring work Safe Passage does.

People are good.

Speaking of full days at school; and the girls? They just amaze me.


For an hour and a half they listened and watched while the Safe Passage folks explained to them why people scour the dump for recyclables and some scraps of food, (or anything they may be able to re-purpose or get a little money for), how their programs provide food, education, safety and hope for some of Guatemala City's most vulnerable children and, importantly, provides opportunity and hope for their future.


They are so geared up to sell some worry dolls.

Thank- you Safe Passage!