25 years of human rights 25 years of fun 25 years of education

Time to Celebrate!

Sunday, October 22

4 pm

Congregational Church Needham

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The Guatemala Partnership has lots of fun and fulfilling ways to help out.  We have lots going on, vibrant people to learn from, many dimensions to explore.

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Planning Ahead in 2017

For years, the partnership has considered ways it can help with substantially ambitious initiatives of our partner village.  One long held ambition is to develop property and erect a school for grades 7 to 9.  For years, this age group has had to share a building with the primary school.  The village vision is that each and every student is entitled to education through 9th grade that positions them to be academically fit for attending a high school should they have the good fortune to do so.

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Insightful NEWS directly from Santa Maria Tzeja.  Read the latest news from the village by Juana Perez, who is the wife of Randall Shea.

Newsletter May 2016

Newsletter June 2016

Partner Family Central

Letters are needed for Feb 2017!

Letters needing translation need to be received by Dave on or before Jan 1.

Fall 2016 Partnership Newsletter

Village updates and ideas



The partnership between Santa Maria Tzeja and Needham includes nearly 150 letter-exchange relationships, most between a family in the village and one in the US.   Some of these relationships have endured over 25 years.   Each visiting delegation brings new letters to the villagers, and returns with reply letters.  A network of volunteer translators ensures that all thoughts are accurately interpreted.

Looking for information about your partner family or the letter writing process?  You have come to the right place!  Read more