UW Guatemala Project

February 24, 2007 at 10:04 pm | Posted in family update | 1 Comment

 posted by sandra.

in 2005 my brother, tim, and his girlfriend, carrie, visited guatemala to study human rights with a group of students from the university of washington. while there they saw first-hand the effects of genocide and war upon a country and its people. they also met with some of the country’s most prominent human rights leaders, including survivors, attorneys, and many others fighting to improve living conditions for the country’s impoverished majority.

as you can imagine this experience greatly affected the lives of the students. together they made a commitment to provide scholarships for their peers on coffee plantations in guatemala. these scholarships would support the primary and secondary education of youth who plan to invest their communities’ future. to find out more about the uw guatamala project, please visit http://students.washington.edu/uwgp/index.html.
the group is currently planning an auction, hoping to raise over $50,000. this money would establish the scholarships for at least 10 years. as a supporter of my brother, education, and human rights i invite you to join me at the auction on saturday, march 31 at the knights of columbus hall in seattle, wa. your $65 ticket will not only support the aims of the project, you’ll also receive a catered dinner, participation in a live and silent auction, and the company of me, frank, and my family. to reserve your ticket you may contact me or email maya.sparks@gmail.com.

if you are unable to attend the auction or would like to help in another way, i invite you to:

  • donate merchanise, services, or gift certificates to be auctioned on the night of march 31.
  • make a tax-deductible donation. checks should be made out to “uw foundation” with “guatemala project” written on the memo line. please mail your check to the group’s supervisor, professor angelina godoy, box 353650, university of washington, seattle, wa 98195-3650.

thank you!

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