May 10 is el Día de la Madre in Guatemala. The annual Día de la Madre celebration at the Family Support Center always requires lots of forethought and preparation.
|Director of the Family Support Center Shaaron Hurtado welcomes everyone to the Día de la Madre event. This year seven students from Butler University who will be participating in a Timmy Global Health brigade attended.|
|The girls of the oldest class kicked off the dances with marimba music they'd chosen themselves.|
|Later they'd return to the stage for a Top 40 hit: "Despacito."|
|The boys of the oldest class incorporated some classic 90s boy band moves into their routine.|
|Some dancers in the youngest group favored a more improvisational style.|
|Santos's class of the youngest school-age kids started with a cowboy-themed number.|
|After a costume change, they reappeared for their own dance to typical Guatemalan marimba music.|
|The last pair of dancers, Jonathan and Zulmy, exit the stage. In the tradition of proud moms with cameras everywhere, Zulmy's mom Doña Sofia was up front to capture the moment!|
Pop Wuj collaborates with dozens of mothers who continually advocate for the health, education, and wellbeing of their families. We couldn’t work with the children at the Family Support Center without their parents’ active participation, and we’re proud to count many women in Llanos del Pinal among our partners. ¡Feliz día de la madre!