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Student Update from Guatemala Project

05/23/14  |  Posted by Max Beers  |  Posted in Students in the Community

Hi, everyone. Max Beers here, from on the ground in San Miguel Duenas, Guatemala, where I am shooting video for a documentary on a collaborative project with students and alum from Kent State's College of Architecture & Environmental Design. We are helping to build a home for a family in need through an NGO called, Constru Casa. Since I last checked in there has been a lot of cultural experience. First of all, Spanish skills have been developing rapidly. This is a necessity when needing to communicate with families and the masons at the construction site. Each work day, Geovani picks us up at 8:15 am sharp in his shell of a car. It gets us to and from Antigua to our work site in San Miguel Duenas with a smile. Today while working on Guillermo's house, his daughter Kendra became very comfortable with us and took over my video camera! Our group of 5 volunteers has been very busy here. But please watch for another update in a couple of days.
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Nancy McEntee
5 months ago

We are so happy you have this opportunity Max, not only for yourself but as a way to use your talents to give back to the world community. So proud of you and glad you are a part of CIA community and photography + video department! Cannot wait to hear all about your adventures and see the results of your hard work. Nancy

Beth Bilek-Golias
5 months ago

Fantastic imagery, Max- thank you for sharing! This CIA-KSU global collaboration is providing meaningful service and rich learning. I am truly appreciative and proud of the effort + support of all CC, CIA + KSU partners making this project possible- what an awesome team! ~Beth

chris whittey
5 months ago

Max, I am very proud of the work you are doing with and for these people and deeply pleased to have you representing the college in this important role. Keep up the good work! Chris

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