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Selling delicious, traditional healthy food:
December 2019 in collaboration with Festival of Mural Artists

 In coordination and support of the Dutch-Aflatoun Program, students were saving money in their own biodegradable “piggy bank”. They each invested their savings to make a “mole”, typical Guatemalan dessert, which they sold to the public on the street of the cemetery on All Saints Day and Day of the Dead (November 1 & 2) using containers they made with banana plant leaves. Each student who worked received pay as well as a share of the profit.

Selling Mole: The final project of our 2019 students who attended our classes.



Luois Blattmann from Switzerland spent six weeks in 2018 with our staff & children playing and training with a variety of "toys" donated by many of his generous friends.

Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them

Journal of American Academy of Pediatrics 2018.

The Benefits of Play:

  • It Builds a Healthy Body.
  • It Builds a Healthy Brain.
  • It Teaches Emotional Intelligence and Boosts Self-Esteem.
  • Play Builds Healthy Friendships 
  • It Forges a Healthy Parent–Child Relationship.
  • It Teaches Cooperation.
  • Play Teaches Problem Solving.
  • It Stimulates Creativity.
  • It Reduces Stress and Builds Resilience

In 2013 a retreat group of Dances of Universal Peace facilitated by Elizabeth Dequine shared songs & dances from around the world.  Taa' Pi't students, parents and community participated annually with DUP, and in 2016 recorded a C.D.  In 2017 we made a D.V.D. with our students, DUP musicians and dance leader Elizabeth and the professional expertise  of Rick Severin.