Open Home – NPH Guatemala

When: Wednesday 18th of November at 12pm

Where: Zoom – (Register below to receive the link)

What: A zoom webinar from NPH Guatemala

If you can’t make this time, we’ll post it on our website. You can watch our past Open Homes (Honduras, Mexico, Bolivia, El Salvador and the Dominican Republic) here.

Featuring

Alexis Beltran
University Student, NPH Guatemala

Alexis entered NPH at the age of two years old extremely malnourished. With the care of NPH, he became an energetic young boy and his attitude today is no different. Joining the NPH Guatemala music group in his teenage years allowed for him to travel to the United States for music tours, which only strengthened his love for English. As a current university student, Alexis will graduate in three semesters and become an English teacher, sharing his love of language with others.

Saribel Garcia
Human Resources Assistant, NPH Guatemala

Saribel is currently an employee at NPH Guatemala, working in the HR department. Last May, she graduated from university with a degree in Business Administration and is now starting her professional career. As a young girl, Saribel came to NPH at the age of 10 with her five brothers. She says that with the loving welcome of the other girls at NPH on her first day, she had found sisters and a strong family. During high school, Saribel joined the musical troupe and became close friends with her NPH brother, Alexis.

NPH Guatemala is our fifth home for at-risk children was established in rented facilities on November 11, 1996. The family moved to their new home, named Casa San Andres, which is situated 4,900 feet above sea level in Guatemala’s highlands, in August 2003. It is located in Parramos, 16 miles from Antigua and an hour northwest of Guatemala City, the capital. More than 200 children are fully supported. The site features: 25 acres of land; school (grades K-9); vocational workshops; computer room; clinic; chapel; sports fields/courts; solar water heaters in 90% of home, and power in two houses; farm and greenhouse; fully independent water system, including a purification mechanism, a tower, a well, and a sewage treatment plant.

Series Host

Casey Guevara-Lehker
Director, International Engagement and Executive Office, NPH USA

Casey has been a member of the NPH family since 2015 when he visited NPH El Salvador and became a godparent. Since then, Casey has able to visit several of the NPH homes where he developed strong ties with both children and staff.

Casey is focused and committed to improving the lives of children and families in Central and South America. Casey is also a strong advocate for the role of culturally immersive international travel as a way of broadening lives and learning values to become global citizens. His current role allows him to promote both of these ideals.