Tuesday, May 26, 2015

El Día de la Madre

Text and photos (except as noted) by Jessica Franks

Mother’s Day falls on May 10 each year in Guatemala. To celebrate, the children and youth at the Family Support Center put together a special presentation of skits, choreographed songs and dances, and fun games for the moms of the Llanos del Pinal community on May 7. A large group of Pop Wuj students and teachers attended the celebration and the kids were excited to perform in front of a captivated audience.

Carmencita welcomed everyone to the activity and we got underway!

Photo by Shanti Aguilar

Wilson, taking his mustache very seriously.  Photo by Shanti Aguilar.

¿Quién ganó? Una mezcla of moms from the community and moms of Pop Wuj's faculty. 

Trying to pop the balloons. Photo by Shanti Aguilar.

Hip hop stars with their backup dancers honoring their moms with song and dance.

The ladies performed a choreographed dance for us.

 And then pulled Amy and Shanti from the audience to join them!

In the middle of the celebration we recognized the first quarter honor roll students.  ¡Buen trabajo!

A skit by the little ones.  Photo by Shanti Aguilar.

¿Cuál mamá puede comer un plátano el más rápido?

 And when we returned to the Pop Wuj school, the students were cooking up a big dinner for everyone! Buen provecho!

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