Meet Steffany!

Steffany is the newest addition to our Programa Velasco team! She is studying Social Communications at the Universidad Centroamericana “José Simeón Cañas”. Upon first meeting Steffany, she expressed her enthusiasm to start applying the knowledge she gained from her studies into a work setting like Programa Velasco. From that initial meeting, we knew that Steffany would bring her passion and knowledge into the role of Communications intern at Programa Velasco.

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Meet Fernando!

Fernando is the newest member of our team, and he will work hand in hand with Diego, our Strategy Coordinator, as a Program Monitoring and Evaluation Intern. Fernando is currently completing his third year in Marketing at the Central American University “José Simeón Cañas” (UCA). Fer is a cheerful, friendly, reliable, and empathetic person – all of which will serve him well when working with the women and children of our programs!

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The tables have turned!

We are in the final stretch of the year. The entrepreneurs have spent a lot of time learning more tools and skills to grow their businesses so they can achieve more economic stability for their businesses and families. The Women’s Empowerment Project it is not just about PV facilitating workshops and finishing there, it is just as important to measure if the entrepreneurs have grasped and understood the most important issues. And if not, we give feedback to help reinforce certain subjects or skills.

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Meet Rogelia!

Rogelia is one of the entrepreneurs in the Women’s Empowerment Project (WEP). Believe it or not, she and the other participants will be graduating this year! Before time gets away from us, we’d like to tell you more about her so you can appreciate her and her efforts just like all of us on the Programa Velasco team.

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Meet Diego!

Diego is Programa Velasco’s newest member on our team – he is our new Strategy Coordinator. And, believe it or not, he is very good with “strategic” kinds of stuff! 😉 (This is a little phrase that he likes to use as a joke).

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Happy Thanksgiving!

In the spirit of the holiday, Programa Velasco’s women entrepreneurs, children, families, and staff made a video to share the many reasons why we are grateful for you!

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Teachers Day!

Teaching: not a science but a vocation Gabriela Mistral said, if you can’t love, don’t teach. An example of a teacher who demonstrated this love is Palestinian Hanan Al Hroub. She was selected out of 8,000 candidates to receive the 2016 Global Teacher Prize. Hroub’s mission as an educator of children living in the midst of endemic violence is, day in and day out, to build an environment of peace, harmony, and security within those tiny walls of her classroom by means of the methodology of learning through play.

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Meet Pamela!

Pamela, or Pame as we call her, is a fourth year psychology’s student at the Central American University José Simeón Cañas (UCA) and a few weeks ago she began an internship as a technical advisor for the entrepreneurs of the Women’s Empowerment Project.

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Parents got to be students again!

The kids are not the only ones who get to be students at the Center! As part of the holistic educational experience and support services that families have access to, parents and guardians participate in monthly parent workshops where they learn and discuss different themes related to early childhood education and development.

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Meet Bonnie Berg!

We are so appreciative and joyful to have hosted, Bonnie Berg, one of Programa Velasco´s faithful child sponsors for a full week!

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Meet Gracia Maria!

A Central American University undergraduate student in Marketing, Gracia María, is currently a volunteer counselor for the women entrepreneurs of the Women’s Empowerment Project (WEP).

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