“When I was a little kid, my teacher punched me many times. So I thought I want to be a teacher, but I don’t want to be a bad teacher like her. I want to be a good teacher,” says Norma.

Norma teaches high school in Guatemala City and volunteers with ISP. Her dream to become a good teacher has come true. Norma is a positive role model and has changed her classroom. Norma facilitates a Teacher Movement Community group in the northern region of Guatemala City. Through her involvement with the International School Project, she has seen the lives of both children and parents changed. One little girl decided not to run away from home. And although about 40% of Guatemalan marriages end in divorce, one couple decided not to divorce after experiencing the ISP curriculum.

For those of you who have traveled to Guatemala in the past or partnered to help reach Guatemala, what Norma told the other ISP team members at our table over lunch applies to you as well. “I am very grateful for you coming here and for the work we are doing in Guatemala with the curriculum. It has not only helped the young children and also with their health, but also on a personal level— my husband and daughters.”

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