At this moment, these are the plans of what they youth aim to write:
Marco will write about his parent’s daily walk to work. He uses this to set the stage for the sacrifices that his parents made to ensure that he and his siblings would go to school.
Lisa will write about her experience traversing to worlds. What is it like for her to be in a private English speaking school, and living in a small Guatemalan community.
Carmen, the future farmer, will discuss her connection with nature. She aims to illustrate the convince us why we need to caring for it and respecting it. In the process, we will see the more symbolic and historical connections to nature.
Emilio’s story opens with a powerful message about the danger of alcohol abuse. He shares an intimate and tragic story that affected him and his entire family. His story will also explore and investigate this issue as a deeper historically influenced problem not only in his own community but also in surrounding communities.
Manuel will interview his family about their experience moving to and living in Guatemala. From the interviews, he will find the emerging story.
Fabiola radiates with energy when she talks about become a weaver. In her story, she will share the ancient practice of weaving, its symbolism for communities in Guatemala and how it represents the unrelenting resilience of many women in this country.
Elmy is interested in learning about a village near her hometown Santiago. She is generating questions to ask the impoverished local community to better understand the hardiness of this often forgotten lakeside village.
Edgar wants to talk about his mother. She raised him as a single parent. He will tell us about that history and why he holds her in such high esteem.
Sucely is interested in exploring the story of young motherhood. This comes from watching her sister have a child at a young age.
Catalina’s will introduce the abundance of sheep in her village. These animals are genuine and symbolic resources because they provide the thread used to make their traditional clothes, which is a critical aspect of many indigenous identities here in Guatemala.