We are proud to report that two of our students—Mayra Pérez and Urias Pérez—graduated from the Instituto this past fall! Mayra had a wide range of interests at school and was involved in a number of extracurricular activities, particularly the Pastoral Juvenil, or Catholic Youth Group. For many young people in San Pablo, participation in the Pastoral Juvenil is the first step towards taking a larger role in the community, whether it be through Jóvenes en la Misión (a regional environmentalist youth group) or any of a number of co-op committees.
Some of you might remember Urias from last year's postings. He's an aspiring carpenter who has hopes to turn his carpentry skills into a small business in the Tacaná area. Here he is explaining his hopes for the future:
Once again, congratulations, Mayra and Urias!