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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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Meet Osiris!

This year, as a 6 year old, it’s Osiris last one in the Center. She has been here since she was in the 2 year old class in 2013! She grown and learned so much since then!

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Meet Clara!

“Every day we learn something new” says Clara, to describe her experience within the Women Empowerment Project (WEP).

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Meet Ariana Elizabeth!

Ariana’s just turn five and she’s very cheerful and curious. She has been a student at the Child Development Center since she was 2 years old. She is always very excited for what she’ll learn in school!

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