Did you know?
SEPA is one of only 11 sponsoring NISGUA communities in the United States.
In addition to disseminating a wealth of information from Guatemala, NISGUA
, Network in Solidarity with the People Of Guatemala
, works to train accompaniers who then live in Guatemala and offer a measure of security to indigenous people workng for dignity and justice.
If you haven't yet done so, Read Viviana Gentry's
(SEPA sponsored accompanier) detailed discription of her experiences so far in Guatemala.
(from the 1/15/12 newsletter)
Each year SEPA funds a number of students from the communities of Santa Elena and CopalAA who have completed the education available in their communities.
For most, further education is only available by boarding with families and attending middle or high school in distant communities.
This year SEPA received scholarship requests from 19 students. Requested amounts ranged from $350-$550. (amounts cover fees for an entire school year) All 19 requests were funded for a total of $7,600.