Sunday, March 31, 2013


Guatemala, October 10th, 2011

I am writing in support of BuildaBridge International. We have worked with BuildaBridge on multiple projects in Guatemala City over the past 5-6 years including 4 week long arts camps with children living in extreme poverty, the placement if interns, mural projects in two different maximum security prisons with gang members and a City consultation on the arts in transformation. They have helped us provide training for artists in our leadership training network called “La Estrategia de Transformación” (EdT) and have consulted with members of our network helping to implement various arts related projects, events and initiatives that were birthed from the training activity in the country.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Story of Jose, Esdras and Erick

by Kayon Watson
Drama Instructor, Diaspora of Hope 2008, Guatemala

We were in the middle of theater class. Jose, Esdras and Erick were playing around in there "time out corners" and I was up to my limit with them. Instead of raising my voice, I took them all by the hand and we walked outside behind the chapel, over the bridge and into an area where we would not be disturbed. I was so frustrated with them, I couldn’t say any words for at least the first minute. They were laughing like it was a joke, so I waited until they stopped laughing and I began to speak.