Notes from the Horizon

“Educating with Love” — a theatrical success!

Posted on Oct 12, 2016

“Educating with Love” — a theatrical success!

“Educating with Love” — A Theatrical Success! We have talented performers in Chajul! We know this because a group of 11 Limitless Horizons Ixil scholars, interns, and staff recently won first place in a local theater competition. The competition was held by our partner organization Pan American Social Marketing Organization (PASMO), whose mission focuses on the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, family planning, and child nutrition. Our play “Educating with Love” focused on adolescent sexual health and education. As a result of winning first place,...

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Voices from Chajul: Intern Insights: 5 Years Later

Posted on Aug 23, 2016

Voices from Chajul: Intern Insights: 5 Years Later

Written by: Katie Zechnich, 2016 Limitless Horizons Ixil Summer Intern “Si no venimos, no aprendimos” (If we don’t go, then we don’t learn), says Sebastian (age 7) about the Saber Sin Límites (Limitless Knowledge) Community Library, Chajul’s first and only library started by Limitless Horizons Ixil in 2010. Sebastian said this to me while I interviewed him as part of my summer internship with Limitless Horizons Ixil. While in Chajul I had the opportunity to learn about how members use the library, what they learn while visiting, and what additions they would...

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Introducing Lisa to kick off your summer fun(draising) for Guatemalan youth

Posted on Jun 7, 2016

Introducing Lisa to kick off your summer fun(draising) for Guatemalan youth

  Greetings to my new Limitless Horizons Ixil family, I am honored to have this opportunity to introduce myself to you as Limitless Horizons Ixil’s new Associate Director. Because of your support for Limitless Horizons Ixil, we are able to have a wonderful staff of eight in Chajul, Guatemala, and now me–a new staff member in the US. I have been brought onto the team to help our dedicated board of directors and Executive Director, Katie Morrow, achieve our organization’s goals. The creation of my position is in great credit to you–thank you. When I first met Katie...

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Notes from the Horizon: Empowering artisan moms & gender equality in Chajul

Posted on May 3, 2016

Notes from the Horizon: Empowering artisan moms & gender equality in Chajul

Offering New Perspectives on Gender Roles & Gender Equality Every month, Limitless Horizons Ixil hosts workshops for our Youth Development Program scholars to provide them with access to information and resources addressing social issues. We also educate their parents and provide training about tools to better communicate about these issues with their children. We recently hosted a workshop for both parents and scholars on gender equality to expose everyone to different perspectives and promote social and economic equality within their families. We then expanded on this by...

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Voices from Chajul: our partnership with a local middle school

Posted on Feb 27, 2016

Voices from Chajul: our partnership with a local middle school

Firsthand insights on our partnership with middle school Colegio San Gaspar This is a conversation with Limitless Horizons Ixil graduate Antonio Laynez, who was a student at Colegio San Gaspar from 2009-2011 and has supported our work with the school ever since. The interview was conducted and translated by Marissa Loterina, International Coordinator.   What differences do you see at Colegio San Gaspar since the partnership with Limitless Horizons Ixil began? Before the partnership, the school didn’t know much about Limitless Horizons Ixil’s work, and it was in poorer...

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Celebrate success with us this holiday season!

Posted on Dec 18, 2015

Celebrate success with us this holiday season!

The Limitless Horizons Ixil community is celebrating another successful and eventful year! A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed this year to our efforts to address limited opportunities in Chajul and create real change for ambitious youth. 2015 has been full of exceptional growth as we introduced new initiatives, forged new alliances, and expanded our reach in the community. We want to share these successes with you, the valued supporters who make them possible.   Youth Development Program Alumni We hosted our first Limitless Horizons Ixil alumni reunion in...

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