June 27, 2019

A Passionate Advocate for Children in Guatemala

Christian Education in Guatemala: A Restorative Approach

EduDeo is so pleased to working with one of our newest partners, AMG (Advancing the Ministry of the Gospel) Guatemala. This organization does many things for the most vulnerable members of  Guatemalan society. They provide food, trainings, after-school programs, Christian education, counseling, scholarships for high school, and school supplies/uniforms.

EduDeo has been invited to work specifically with AMG’s Director of Education, Ruth Rodriguez who oversees the professional development of teachers and the school development plans. She is responsible for 10 schools and 20 community centres where after-school programs are run for students who have difficulty learning.

Ruth is a passionate advocate for children. She believes that teachers provide the structure, inspiration, and Christ-like model for the children in their care. 

It was Ruth who decided to combine resources to provide a retreat experience at Camp Canaan for all 180 teachers who serve AMG Guatemala. EduDeo was invited to lead training in “Christian Education: A Restorative Approach”. This training along with inspirational speeches/devotions, trust-building exercises, good food and fellowship was carefully planned to build trust, relationships, collaboration, collegiality and inspiration!

For Anne Martin, Yadira Quintanilla (from EduDeo’s partner, Presbyterian Church Schools in Belize) and myself (Diane Stronks), it was a beautiful experience of the Holy Spirit even blessing the time together more than we could have even imagined.

We look forward our continued partnership with AMG Guatemala!

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