Gerson, 25 years old, is a survivor of social violence. He was admitted to San Bartolo Hospital in San Salvador where he met a nurse who had been trained as a Sanando Heridas (Healing Wounds) interventionist. She tended to his physical injuries and also made him aware of the psychological and emotional effects an experience […]
Elubia is a program coordinator at a school in El Mezquital, Guatemala, where violence has deeply affected the day-to-day life of the students and their community. She says the Community Schools program and its approach to school-based mental health has been critical in helping youth, teachers, and the community address trauma and begin to heal […]
Katherine, 17 years old, started participating in our Community Schools program in 2019. She joined the Robotics Club in order to learn how to program and build robots, but says that being a part of the club has given her much more, including friendship, responsibility, and support through difficult times. Today, Katherine is a volunteer […]
My name is Maria. I came from Honduras with my two children and my partner. We fled a very ugly situation in my country, which forced us to leave. It was very hard to leave. It is hard to know you are originally from there, and you have an entire life there, with your family […]
My name is Lorena. I’m from Guatemala, I’m 18 years old, and I have decided to follow my passion and do what I love: play soccer. I have not always been so sure of myself, and despite the hardships we’ve been through, I have been fortunate enough to have a family I am close to. […]
My name is Jazmin, I am 21 years old and I have participated in the Community Schools program for six years. I started participating in the Glee Club when Glasswing came to my school in 2016. Afterwards, I decided to become an English Club volunteer and also get involved volunteering in different Glasswing programs.
My name is William, and I am 18 years old. In 2017, I started participating in the Robotics Club and became a Discovery Club volunteer. A year later, I became a Robotics Club volunteer as well.
In the Robotics Club, I competed and won third place in Generation Now. This was a great personal achievement, and awakened a passion in me for technology and all things robotics.
My name is Rebeca, and I am 14 years old. For a few months, I have been a member of the Girls Club. I used to be quite a reserved, shy person. I didn’t fully understand the importance of having a support group and being able to express my feelings instead of keeping them to […]
My name is Fernanda and I am 14 years old. For two years I have been part of the Community Schools program. I started with the Robotics Club and now I am part of the Art Club. Both clubs have awakened my creativity and have helped me realize that my dreams should have no limit. […]
My name is Carolina, I am 19 years old, and I have participated in the Community Schools program for 11 years. I’ve been in the Discovery Club, Communications Club, English Club, Cosmetology Club, Debate Club, and Glee Club. The program has changed my life and has made me a better person. Two of the most […]