Last year, when Girl Pioneer Angélica visited the US, she participated in a playwriting workshop and wrote an original piece in English. This past Saturday, she watched that piece come to life on the stage! (#ThanksSkype) Here's what she had to say about that experience: "I wrote the play named "The Mission" in Colorado. This play is about girls education and how we have many challenges to achieve our goals in our daily life. I decided to write about the importance of education because I believe that women are capable to make even though a big or small change wherever we are. In this play I wrote part of my life and about what my future goals are and how I see myself with my family. After watching my play to be performed, I felt so motivated and satisfied because of seeing one more of my goals realized. Now I feel more confident to achieve more and motivate the youth to pursue their dreams because everything in life is possible if you want it to become real because yes you can." ... See more
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Part-time/Contract Finance Director Organization Founded in 2007, Starfish catalyzes female momentum where it is most needed. Through a powerful combination of local leadership and rigorous innovation, Starfish is unlocking the power of the “Girl Effect” among some of Guatemala’s poorest families an... ... See more
"Nobody should die for being poor." If you haven't been following this story, this article is a good place to start. According to official figures, over 5,000 women and girls were violently killed in Guatemala between 2008 and 2015. Over half of the victims were minors. The tragic deaths of these young girls exposes so many deeper systemic problems that women in Guatemala face. We honor them with our continued fight for education, opportunity, and empowerment for girls around the world. We remember their names. #NiUnaMenos #NoMásFemicidio ... See more
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — When firefighters entered the home for troubled youth, they discovered more than two dozen girls on the floor of a locked room, most of them dead. A moan rose from one of the bodies, piled on top… ... See more
The #StarfishImpactSchool has been open for almost 3 months now and we've already learned so much. Take 5 minutes today and read this write-up by Foundation Beyond Belief (FBB) detailing some of the major successes and challenges we've faced so far. We'd like to take a moment and thank FBB once again for their continued support. The funding they provide for teacher training and curriculum development is so crucial. As an investment in the heart of our program, it's fundamental to the success of our educators, our students, and our school. Gracias por su apoyo! / Thanks for your support! ... See more
The Starfish Impact School is an innovative, intensive girls school program in an indigenous area of Sololá. For the past two years, Starfish has been preparing for the first class of 7th graders. The first group of students started school in the second week of January. Foundation Beyond Belief prov... ... See more
They were detained on suspicion of homicide, mistreatment of minors and failure to fulfill duty, a prosecutor's spokeswoman said
A week ago today, a group of powerful women in tech ran a full-day professional development workshop for our Starfish grads here in Panajachel. We owe a huge thank you to WAKE: Women's Alliance for Knowledge Exchange, who connected us with superstars like Beth Kanter and outstanding professionals from Google, YouTube, International Rescue Committee, and GE (to name a few). Panelists spoke to a packed room of grads about preparing an elevator speech, practicing interview skills, and finding supportive networks and mentors. In this photo, you'll see Sandra Cano leading an interactive session on interview best practices. We can't speak more highly of this group of women and the event they put on. Stay tuned for more photos from this visit next week. ... See more
New on the blog: 13 messages from Starfish staff for women and girls around the world. Sololá mentor Yakelin shares, "I have learned to accept the challenge of doing things that I have never done before. Personal growth and comfort can never coexist." Read on for more inspiration. ... See more
At Starfish we celebrate women everyday, but March is a particularly special month for women across the planet. The US celebrates Women’s History Month, the world celebrates International Women’s Day, and (in the spirit of things) our staff members h ... See more
Here they are! Photos from this year's Volcanothon climb. A big thank you to all of our supporters who helped raise nearly $40K!!! We couldn't do what we do everyday without you. Thank you, gracias, & maltiox from all of us at Starfish. Now, time to start training for next year's ascent... 😅 ... See more
Today's tunes in movement class have got us ready for the weekend! #StarfishImpactSchool
“There have been many women who have helped develop Panajachel and demonstrated that women can and women have value, that we are an essential part of the development of our municipality, our department, our country, and why not say our world.” - Lidia Chuj Julajuj #InternationalWomensDay #BeBoldForChange ... See more
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