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Using My Voice to Achieve My Dreams by Milsa Sajvin

When I was seven years old, I began to work selling bracelets on the street with my older brother. Maybe we sold to you or someone you know in Panajachel? My mother stayed in our home to cook, clean, and care for my younger brother and sister. During the night, she would stay awake to…

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Finding My Voice by Norma Baján

In Guatemala, women represent more than 50% of the population, yet many still lack educational opportunities and gender equality. Above all, they lack a voice of their own; a voice that reflects their desires, their dreams, their decisions, the manifestation, a voice that fights, that thinks, that transforms, but above all, that impacts. We are…

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Pamela’s NYC Reflections

Starfish unlocks and maximizes the potential of young women, connecting them to opportunities that allow them to broaden their horizons. Girl Pioneer Pamela is a 19-year-old from Panajachel, Guatemala, who is currently in her last year of studying the bilingual secretary track at a private high school and plans to study social work in university.…

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Defining Culture at the Starfish Impact School

What do you think of when you hear the word “culture”? Your mind may have just drifted to the food, language, or clothing of a particular group of people. Celebrating indigenous Mayan culture is a very important aspect of the Starfish Impact School. The school is designed to provide young women with a high-quality education…

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Meet the Mentors

Girl Pioneers are reaching new heights as they become educated and confident young women who are contributing to a more gender-equal world. As we support them, we focus on the “whole girl.” Our approach is not only concerned with the hours that we are face to face with Girl Pioneers at the Starfish Impact School.…

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Girl Pioneers Honor Their Moms

As Girl Pioneers blaze new trails, the support of their families is a critical part of their education and success. Throughout their lives and educational journeys, the mothers of Girl Pioneers make a significant impact on their daughters. This Mother’s Day, Girl Pioneers honored their mothers by sharing how their moms support them in their…

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If She Can Do It, I Can Do It

  We believe in the importance of giving Girl Pioneers female role models from all over the world who they can look up to and emulate at the Starfish Impact School. When they begin participating in Escuela Estrellita, a five month preparatory program for rising seventh graders, each new cohort has the opportunity to name…

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Her Infinite Impact: Chonita’s Story of Determination

Growing up in a rural village outside of Santiago Atitlán, Concepción Micaela, “Chonita,” didn’t think she was cut out for school. Her mom never stepped foot inside one and spent her days tailoring clothing to make a small income. Chonita’s father passed away when she was young, and her two brothers worked to support the…

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Unite with Girl Pioneers and #PressforProgress

  When it comes to achieving gender parity, girls in Guatemala have the odds stacked against them, especially if they live in rural indigenous communities. Fortunately, the story does not end there, and Girl Pioneers are pressing for progress. The young women in the Starfish program are standing tall in the face of adversity to…

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Volcanothon 2018: Summiting San Pedro

Climbing San Pedro Volcano is a favorite activity among Girl Pioneers, Starfish staff, and visitors. There are always unforgettable memories made during the scavenger hunt the day before the climb and after everyone celebrates reaching the summit together. For us, though, it is much more than a fun tradition. It symbolizes the steep climbs that…

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