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Guatemala 2008

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In fourteen days we did 18 shows plus two workshops and entertained almost 5000 children!

This was a follow-up to our trip to the same region in 2006 when we toured communities that had been devastated by Hurricane Stan, killing over 1000 people and cutting off nearly every road in the country. The highlands of western Guatemala are heavily populated by Indigenous Mayan people, most of whom live in extreme poverty. The area is also plagued by a high level of violence left over from a genocidal war waged by the Guatemalan military (with US support) from the 1970’s through the early 1990’s.

Shows: 19 shows
Workshops: 2
Audience: 4,750

Itinerary

Jan 30. Parque Benito Juarez, Xela (Quetzaltenango), 220 people
Feb 1  Escuela de la Calle, Xela, 100 kids
Feb 2 Hogar de Ninos Jerusalme, orphanage, Xela, 100 kids
Feb 3 Parque Centro America, Xela, 300 people
Nuevas Horizontes, orphanage, Xela, 20 kids, 15 adults
Feb 4 Esculea Communitaria Chapital, Momostengo, 200
Workshop, Escuela de la Calle, Xela 25 kids

Feb 5 Escuela Julia villagran, Concepcion Chiquirichapa, 220 kids
Escuela Los Duraznales, Concepcion Chiquirichapa, 180 kids

Escuela Justo Rufino Barrios, Concepcion Chiquirichapa, 550 kids

Escuela Instituto IBCET, Concepcion Chiquirichapa, 100 kids
Feb 6 Escuela Santa Familia, Xela, 200 kids
Escuela ??, Concepcion Chiquirichapa, 350 kids
Feb 7    Escuela Soledad Expana, Xela, 850 girls
Workshop, 6 hours, Xela, for 13 clowns from Proyecto Payaso
Feb 8 Esuela Santa Maria Chiquimula, 200 kids
Escuela San Andres, 350 kids
Feb 9 Communitdad Panabaj, Lago de Atitlan 100 kids
Feb 10 communidad St. Martin, 200 people
Feb 11 Escuela Mi pequeno Mundo, Xela, 650 kids
Escuela ??, Xela, 140 kids

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