Welcome to Escuelas Hermanas
Bienvenidos a la Página de Escuelas Hermanas
Escuelas Hermanas is a Sister School Program
between the student in the International Baccalaureate Program in Manatee
County, Florida and their Sister Schools in the region of Alta Verapaz,
Guatemala. There currently are 3 levels of education participating in the
Sister School Program. In Manatee County, Florida, participating schools
are Wakeland Elementary, Louise R. Johnson Middle and Southeast High
School. In San Juan Chamelco, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, participating
schools are Chiquic Elementary and NUFED Middle. We hope to add a high
school in the nearby city of Coban in the upcoming school year. More
information to come on the High School program.
Students that attend Chiquic Elementary School and NUFED Middle School are direct descendants of the indigenous Mayan people of Alta Verapaz called the K´ekchis wich have preserved their language and customs to a remarkable degree, therefore the education is bilingual and the Spanish language is the principal used for teaching.
For the most up-to-date information and contact information, come visit us on Facebook at Escuelashermanas.org.
This web site is being renovated and will soon be completely updated with all new information, photos and videos. Also, help support our Tutor program for the NUFED students to helpd them pass the high school entrance exams by CLICKING HERE.
As we continue to develop this site, please enjoy some of our pictures above. Thank you for visiting.