• Doing Something Different in Antigua

    By: Peter Warwick One cold January day while in London I came across an advert on a website aimed at people looking for new challenges in their lives. CasaSito was looking for a volunteer to develop a homestay and tourism program as a way to diversify their income. The opportunity

  • Mid-Year Update on Our Program!

    A Summary of Mid-Year Evaluations 2017 is quickly passing here at CasaSito! Recently we held mid-year evaluations with all of our scholars. This is an opportunity for each scholar to meet individually with members of the scholarship committee to see how they are doing in the Youth Development Program. In

  • Empowering Young Women in Rural Guatemala!

    Empowering Young Women in Rural Guatemala! With friends like you, CasaSito Association is able to bring opportunities – education, personal development, psychosocial support, and extracurricular activities to young women, like Mayra. Please make a gift today to support young women like Mayra who dream of a better future! When first

  • A CasaSito Scholar’s Experience

    Below is an interview with CasaSito university and work-study scholar, Hector Chocoy. In 2013, Hector was accepted into our Youth Development Program in Antigua. The interview was conducted and translated by Communications & Development Coordinator, Marissa Loterina. Tell me about you and your family. I’m the youngest child of four.

  • Exploring Guatemalan Culture

    Exploring & Learning about Guatemalan Culture At CasaSito, we hold field trips for our scholars with the purpose of 1) providing an opportunity for our scholars to travel outside of their community, 2) creating the space for our youth to spend time with one another, and 3) rewarding our scholars

  • In the Company of Friends

    By: Suzanne Picot It’s not every day a person gets an invitation to attend a scholarship program inauguration, way off the beaten path, in rural Guatemala. Imagine honoring and celebrating the auspicious start to a school year, versus the assumed outcome of a graduation we North Americans expect. For these

  • Kicking Off the New Year!

    Starting 2017 with Celebrations! The year has gotten off to a great start for all of us as we are supporting 141 scholars and 49 communities! To kick-off the new year, we hosted celebrations for our scholars in Sacatepéquez, Alta Verapaz, and Quiché. The kick-offs were full of laughter, excitement,

  • A volunteer experience at CasaSito

    After 5 months of travelling through South and Central America we arrived in Antigua where we were immediately welcomed by some of the CasaSito crew.   With our developing skills in video production we were asked to put together a video that could be used to showcase what CasaSito does

  • My experience in Debate Club

    Debate club is a 12 week program that started in February. We learned how to investigate a topic, create a winning argument, and how to present our point of view. Then we put in practice the theoretical knowledge through various presentations with topics that our teacher gave us. This year

  • Words from one of our scholars

    My name is Andrea, I am 18 years old and currently in my first year of University. I am studying Tourism, Hotel Management and Gastronomy. I´ve been a CasaSito scholar for more than 6 years. When I started in the program I was only 12 years old. I remember I