Little Known Help Zone just sponsored our student Julio for his 3rd year of school through Mayan Families.
Julio is a bright young boy studying accounting and doing incredibly well. We are excited to see his potential, and any further donations to help out him, his mother, and 4 siblings would be incredibly helpful.
We are still waiting to hear how he and his family is doing after his misfortunate period of energy lapse and malnutrition and will keep you updated.
The Little Known Help Zone Spring 2017 semester was a busy and successful one here at Bryn Mawr College. We had some great events, and here is a round up of the accomplishments of the club this semester.
-Hosted a Guatemalan Tea Study Hour around midterms to provide a relaxing environment and introduce students to the tea of the Chirepeco cooperative, one organization we are supporting.
-Had the Deputy Consul of the Consulate of Philadelphia-Mexico, come for a speaking event with the Bryn Mawr Community
-Sell candygrams for May Day, selling fair trade ethical organic chocolate and raising over $50 for labor rights in Central America.
If you remember, Little Known Help Zone sponsored Julio Ruiz’s school for 2 years, and also purchased a bed for his family.
We were just made aware that Julio has been suffering medically due to malnutrition, and although Little Known Help Zone has been helping out, the more aid his family receives, the better.
If you are interested in sponsoring food for Julio’s family, go to https://www.mayanfamilies.org/donate/simple and specify your donation for student number #2684. Any bit helps, and we thank you for your support of Julio!
On March 1st, Little Known Help Zone held their first event for the Spring Semester promoting labor rights and equality in Central America. This study hour featured light food and Tea from the Chirrepeco Cooperative, a Guatemalan tea coop that practices unionization and voting rights, as well as fair wages and women’s empowerment. The even was a great way to unwind and study for midterms while supporting a great cause and reflecting on fair labor practices!
Little Known Help Zone is doing incredible things regarding fair trade and labor rights in Central America this semester. Come to our official kickoff on Wednesday March 1st from 7:30-9:00 in the Quita Woodward room at Bryn Mawr College.
We will be hosting a study hour with some treats, and most importantly, fair trade tea from one of our semester partner’s Chirrepeco Tea Cooperative.
This Guatemalan black tea has amazing health benefits and it just what you need during the crazy midterm season.
Hope to see you there!
Come out on September 28th at 5:00 PM in the Cloisters for an outdoor yoga class to enjoy the weather as we transition into fall. The class is “Donate What You Can, Leave With a Lifted Heart.” Class is taught by BMC Alum Alexandra Seits ’16.
Rain location is New Dorm Second Common Room!
This is the second time LKHZ has hosted a yoga event on Bryn Mawr’s Campus and the 4th Yoga event ever through LKHZ.
Yoga is an influential aspect of Central American culture, and as we raise awareness for human rights in Central America, we want to embrace positivity and spread the word. Yoga in Central America is not a common association, but through the past twenty years has grown more common and has been adopted for a variety of uses. In addition to yoga bringing in tourism money to provide jobs and resources to local people, yoga has powerful effects in other contexts. Schools, orphanages, and shelters are implementing yoga as an option for students and those facing troubles to relieve troubles, balance energy, and brighten outlooks. Also, free yoga classes are common for Honduran children looking for relief from internal conflicts such as the drug wars. In situations where workers are kept in uncomfortable positions for long periods of time, such as Salvadoran coffee sorters, yoga has been a small step in the fight for better worker’s rights to provide a healthy and positive break from the work. Yoga is an activity in Central America that promotes positivity, peace, and harmony.
Support Little Known Help Zone by visiting us when we table 11:30-3:30 on Thursday in the Campus Center and 5-7 Monday in Erdman selling raffle tickets to win a $25 gift card to Mom’s Organic Market! Tickets are 1/$1, 6/$5, 15/$10. All money will go to human rights causes in Central America.
The event will have healthy snacks, the hour long yoga class, and the raffle drawing!
Event sponsored by BMC SGA.
It’s time again for Mayan Children Sponsorships so they can go to school, and Little Known Help Zone has responsored the past sponsored student Julio Cesar to continue for another year of school. This was made possible by generous donations during Bryn Mawr events and through speaking at PETE&C. For $360, Julio will attend school for another year and further his education which would otherwise be impossible.
If you remember, LKHZ has sponsored two students in the past, including Julio Cesar. The other student, Brenda, is graduating this year, but Julio still has a few years in high school to go. LKHZ also donated a bed to Julio’s family in December.
Once Julio finishes school, LKHZ will stop student sponsorships for the moment to create a more comprehensive program that is more inclusive of children in need rather than of specific students.