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Spotlight on a Girl Pioneer: Silvia Verónica Bocel

My name is Silvia Verónica Julajuj Bocel. I am a member of the newest mentorship group in the Starfish Program, the Maripositas Soñadoras (the Dreamy Butterflies). I am sixteen years old, and I live with my family in Chuimanzana. I have a wonderful family. Even though we didn’t have a lot growing up, we were…

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Welcome, Maripositas Soñadoras!

“If we work as one, we will achieve our goals. The goals that each one of you have, and the collective goals of our group. As long as we support each other along the way. Here at Starfish, we call this teamwork.” The inspirational words of Marilena Choguaj, Innovation Coordinator at Starfish One by One,…

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Post-Graduation: The Next Steps to Becoming Change-Makers

“Mi sueño más grande es graduarme.” My biggest dream is to graduate. When asked what her biggest dream is, almost every Girl Pioneer will begin her answer in the same way: “My biggest dream is to graduate…” But what comes next? “…and become a doctor.” “…and support my family.” “…and help other girls go to…

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What’s Been Your Most Significant Change This Year?

With the school year coming to a close, I had the opportunity this week to interview three Girl Pioneers and ask them this question. Looking back over the past year, what have you learned about yourself? What are you able to do now that you couldn’t do a year ago? How is Starfish helping you…

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Cross-Cultural Connections, and What It Means to Us

Last week, Starfish was lucky enough to have two groups of visitors come down and do service projects with us, spend time with some mentor groups, and get to know a few of our families. While the week was packed full with activity, here are just a few highlights of the visits: The Greeley Rotary…

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Felicidades, Graduates and Change Agents!

Well, it’s everyone’s favorite time of year here in Guatemala. Why, you ask? The end of the rainy season? Day of the Dead? Neither of these? Then what could it possibly be? I’ll tell you. For the past two weeks, students all over Guatemala have been celebrating one of the greatest achievements of their lives,…

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Halloween in Evergreen

Halloween is coming! Everyone is wearing costumes and it is so funny because it is the first time I have seen people wearing costumes all day long. To me, it is beautiful. The people say that a long time ago, the dead came back to life to scare the living. So, people wear costumes in…

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Raising Our Voices with Voz Empoderada

On the morning of Friday, October 25th, everything in Panajachel seemed to carry on as usual. Pedestrians made their way to work. Venders set up their stands next to the street. Tuk-tuks wove through crowds at unsettling speeds. But at the edge of town, on the street just below the Starfish office, a strange sight…

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¡Aventuras!

This blog post was written by Yolanda, a Starfish graduate who is currently working with our team in Colorado. It is interesting for us to see the mirroring experiences that she and Eliza are having as they work with Starfish in two different countries. Adventures! Evergreen is a very beautiful place. I like it a…

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Scaling the Volcano

About a week ago, Norma, our in-country director, described the Starfish journey as climbing a volcano. I agreed with her enthusiastically. Mountain-climbing seemed to me like the go-to metaphor for challenge. Not even a metaphor anymore, considering how often we use it in our day-to-day conversations. And so I was hardly paying attention when she…

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