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Vocational Schools

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THE ART SCHOOL
The Art School began over 9 years ago through a vision of Carlos and Thelma to love their community and share their gift of art. They began the art school with just 3 students and a dream. They had very little space and no resources, but they knew God was calling them to do this so they used their own space to start the art school. Little by little, God began to bring resources, and the art school began to grow. About 3 years ago, they started an afternoon class and hired another teacher, Patty Hernandez, to teach in the afternoon. The art school has since moved to the Love Guatemala Vocational Training Center and now has 55 students. This school is a 3 year program in which the students learn to draw, paint, make crafts and pottery, and develop many other art techniques and forms. When students graduate, they are ready to be artists,teach art, and live successful lives full of hope.


COOKING SCHOOL
The cooking school began in 2010 through a dream of a young girl that wanted to attend a cooking school. With the support of Indy Metro Church, Carlos, Thelma, and their friend Antionetta who would teach the school, it quickly became a reality. This school started in the kitchen of Antonietta with just 4 students. It is now located in the Love Guatemala Vocational Training Center and has 2 different class sessions with 31 students (women ages 15-50). In this school the women learn to bake, cook, and are prepared to work in a restaurant, bakery, or any food related job. This is a 3 year program.


CARPENTRY SCHOOL
The Carpentry School began in March of 2012. Carl Bunso helped us get the school started and when he had to return to the United States, we hired local carpenter Pedro Cutz to teach the class. There were just 5 students in a small 10×10 room, and very few tools when we began. At the end of 2012 we had a church in the states (Mosaic Church in Indianapolis) that gave their year end offering to support the carpentry school. With this we were able to purchase a significant amount of additional tools and properly equip the school. Now the carpentry school is located at the Love Guatemala Vocational Training Center in a much larger space allowing for more students and room to work. We currently have 16 students. The Carpentry School is a 2 year program, and when students graduate they are ready to work as a carpenter.

 


ENGLISH SCHOOL
The English School is our newest school. It started on March 23rd, 2015, and currently has 20 students. There is a great desire for English learning in our community and this language skill will give these students many opportunities for a future they otherwise would not have. Our school is located just minutes from one of the largest tourist cities in Central America, Antigua, where being fluent in English provides significantly more job opportunities. This is a 3 year program.

 

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