• 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

  • A brilliant Young Mind

    Following is an excerpt from our President of the Board, who spent her Easter Holidays in Primavera del Ixcan, one of the rural communities that we work with. Written in Spanish, she writes how this little 7 year old girl has impressed her with her brilliant mind, beautiful writing, and

  • CasaSito wishes you a happy new year!

    A new year has started, and with it a new opportunity to make a change in Guatemala, we want to thank you for all your support during the past years and all the years to come, thank you for being part of this path that leads to a better future