Tag Archive: Guatemala

Alumni in the News: Ferney Giraldo GPIA ’14 receives Franklin H. Williams Award


Originally from Colombia, Ferney Giraldo has spent over 10 years working in youth and family advocacy and community outreach, both in the U.S. and abroad. From 2008–10, Giraldo served as a Youth and Community Development Volunteer in Guatemala. He worked closely with the local Mayan K’iche community, facilitating life skills education and HIV/AIDS awareness workshops for students, teachers, …

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CARE International: Liderezas Mayas Project

Media Report Presentation Team Ximena Gutierrez Organization CARE International About The New School and CARE have partnered to develop a project in Guatemala that seeks to assist a group of Mayan women––the Liderezas Mayas––in developing a sustainable business for their weaving products.  The New School aims to create a sustainable business model that can be …

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Ajkem’a Loy’a: Sustainable Business Model for A Maya Women’s Artisan Group

Media Report Presentation Team Nick Smith Eileen Reyes Aparna Rau Jessenia Pillasagua N’deye Niang David Dorfman Organization Ajkem’a Loy’a  About The Liderezas Mayas Business and Design project offered students the opportunity to gain an understanding of key concepts and skills essential to become global consultants for small business enterprises focusing on women’s empowerment. This Spring-Summer …

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