For this month's feature, we are excited to announce the opening of a new SWB office and community space in Solola, Guatemala. On April 22nd, 2010, SWB Guatemala held an office opening party and inauguration. The event drew a far bigger crowd than expected, and was shown live on local television.
The event served as an opportunity to announce plans for program expansion in the city of Solola, with a focus on the involvement of girls in soccer and educational activities. Having a physical office space, where educational activities can be held, where equipment can be stored and accessed by the community, and where youth can build a sense of connection and identification with the program has been key to the success of our girls program in Granada, Nicaragua. We are hopeful that this office space in Solola will play a similar role in solidifying the program in Solola.
We look forward to providing updates about the progress of the program and watching the office fill up with the ninas, mujeres, y jovenes from the community! Follow along with SWB program director Luis Alberto Palacios and interns Klaudia and Jon on this blog.