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Guatemala Trip Meeting March 31, 2014 8pm EST
Introductions: Guatemala Team Carolyn Doi Guatemala Program Manger ‘10 – ‘14 Stephanie Osley Guatemala Team Member ’11 – ‘14 Sarah Dahlen Guatemala Trip Lead ’14 Guatemala Program Team ’13 – ‘14 Carmen Ho Guatemala Program Team ‘11 – ‘14
Agenda Welcome & Introductions Trip background info Trip partners Itinerary Booking flights Fees & financials Projects Donations & Gifts Dates & deadlines
Background information LWB vision: build sustainable libraries and support their custodians and advocates — librarians.. LWB service trips to Guatemala annually since 2010.
Service Trips April 2010 –11 students from McGill University – first visit to Asturias Academy April 2011 –27 students from 5 Canadian Universities May 2012 –13 LIS students & professionals April 2013 –17 participants (students & professionals) – first visit to Chajul April 2014 – 12 participants (students & professionals)
Asturias Academy Private non-profit K-12 school in Xela (Quetzaltenango) Founded in 1994 to eliminate education disparities through subsidized tuition. Curriculum based on Paulo Friere’s “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” focussed on critical thinking, leadership, learner-teacher model of education. Serves aprox. 300 students from varying backgrounds: indigenous, non-indigenous, poor, working class and middle class.
Asturias Academy Partnered since 2010 4 service trips Developed strategic planning documents to build the library Provided funding for 2 volunteer librarians 2011 – 2013 Assisted with project plan to implement a computer-based lending system, 2012 – 2013 Donated more than 1000 books over 4 years
Limitless Horizons Ixil Located in Chajul, remote town in rural Guatemala “transforming community through education” 6 LWB volunteers visited Chajul in 2013 Officially partnered with LWB since 2013 Community library est. 2010 Over 3000 titles serving over 1400 users of all ages Many students use the library as a resource for homework, study and free time
Flights Arrive on April 20th La Aurora International Airport, in Guatemala City (GUA) Driver from Los Volcanes Hostel will pick you up from the airport LWB travel agent: Andrea Banks-Demuth firstname.lastname@example.org Send me your flight numbers/times after you book
Fees… • Program Fees • accommodations • most meals • entrance to all activities • transportation within Guatemala. • Fundraising fees • Program costs • You are expected to cover the cost of: • flights to and from Guatemala • extra spending money • occasional meals • shuttle to airport
Library Day Pre trip Plan out the library day activities Purchase supplies During the trip Meeting with Asturias Librarian Prepare stations/materials/instructions Coach non-Spanish speaking participants on key vocab for their stations. Enjoy library day! Document informal assessment of the activities. Afterward Write a brief report on activities, the overall success, and recommendations for future events.
Cataloguing Pre Trip Take training session on the ILS project and the classification system. During the trip Training session with Asturias Librarian Cataloguing/ Processing of English language library materials Organize books in the library Post trip Provide written team report/ summary of on site work
Chajul Story Time Pre Trip • Plan story time and accompanying activity for 40 – 60 kids, aged 3 – 15 • Acquire supplies needed ($100 budget) During the trip • Discussion and prep for story time and activity with Chajul library staff • Coach non-Spanish speaking participants on key vocab for their stations. • Enjoy the day! Post trip • Provide written report/ summary of the program
Blogging & Photography Organize documentation of the trip including blog posts and photographs. Solicit blog posts from various trip participants Ensure that key trip activities are documented (Library Day, Chajul story time) Communicate with Mark Gelsomino (LWB CED) to post content
Projects Asturias: Cataloguing • Lead: Dee Winn • Need: 4-5 volunteers Asturias: Library Day • Lead: Sarah Dahlen • Need: 2-3 volunteers Chajul: Story time & activity • Need: 2-3 volunteers Trip Communications • Need: 2 volunteers
Donations & Gifts • LWB will provide thank-you gifts for both Asturias & Limitless Horizons • LWB has budgeted for needed program materials • Do not bring gifts for individuals • Contributions that are welcome: • books in Spanish for K-12 students • Funding for the Asturias Librarian
Discussion & Questions Trip information page: http://lwb-online.org/?page_id=2222 Project planning pages: http://tinyurl.com/kasjbpb Asturias Academy: http://www.asturiasacademy.org/ Limitless Horizons Ixil: http://limitlesshorizonsixil.org/ Contact email: email@example.com (program manager) Sarah.Dahlen@lwb-online.org (trip lead & library day project) Carmen.Ho@lwb-online.org & firstname.lastname@example.org (cataloguing project)