October 6, 2011
Limitless Horizons Ixil is a wonderful organization that provided me with the opportunity to make a difference in the community of Chajul, Guatemala. The organization's staff and volunteers care deeply about youth and families they serve. I was particularly impressed by the depth of involvement of LHI in ensuring each student's academic success. Rather than simply giving out scholarships, LHI, recognizing the obstacles that the recipients face, offers intensive Spanish classes, computer training, and community-building activities. LHI's public library, where I volunteered during my time in Guatemala, is a particularly wonderful resource for the community. I saw firsthand how much the children and adults enjoy the wealth of resources available for them in the library. As a teacher, I know how important access to books is in a child's development of literacy, and LHI's expanding public library is helping children in the Ixil region gain literacy skills every day.
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their impact on children's literacy and learning.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
not change anything.
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MY ROLE:Volunteer & I volunteered in LHI's library, cataloging and organizing books and assisting patrons. I also volunteered in the office, offering general assistance and diong some translations.