Harvard Westlake Go! Guatemala – August 2016
A few photos from our group’s trip so far:
The Streets of Antigua
Impact Hub, where our students connect with local kids and start ups learning entrepreneurship
Lunch at the farmer’s house (not pictured 5 feet behind, a horse who lives indoors!)
The Snickers bars are cleverly marketed here with slang names for human personalities: “crying whiny child” (chipe), “tough macho guy” (Caquero), and a goofy kind of person (baboso)
De La Gente coffee activities
Panajachel & Posada de Santiago, Lake Atitlan
Recording an appeal to raise money for a local preschool.
Farewell dinner at Posada de Santiago with Starfish Impact girls.
We are in Antigua in an art gallery listening to Guatemalan indigenous genocide survivors tell their story. Everyone is super respectful, captivated, and interested to hear the stories of how the war came to the countryside, and how some people – wrongly labeled as communists taking orders from the Kremlin – survived the death squads trained by the Reagan administration during the Cold War.
Bill Morse, Director Cambodian Landmine Museum, Siem Reap
Briggs Boss, Sophomore, Thacher School
Stacy Serrette, Teacher and Dean of Student Life, Emma Willard School
Paul Rusesabagina, Real-life Hotel Rwanda hero who saved over 1200 people during the Rwandan genocide.
Shirley Hahn, Beverly Hills, California
The Santa Barbara Independent
Alex Greer, Junior, Laguna Blanca School
Kelly Bennett, history teacher, Santa Barbara Middle School
Alexandra Kall, Francis Parker School
Spencer Barr, English Teacher, Santa Barbara High School, California
Stacy Serrette, Director of Student Life, Emma Willard School
Eric Taylor, Francis Parker School, San Diego, California