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St. John's Visit to Guatemala Schools

A group of 20 St. John's Jesuit High School students traveled from Toledo to Guatemala to work with young children of dump workers who attend a nursery and grade school established by International Samaritan. Despite the complexity of global poverty and the limitations on what they can do, the students say the trip gave them a sense of responsibility to help people of limited means no just in Guatemala but back home as well. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Mark Brahier of St. John's entertains kids at Santa Clara nursery while a young girl looks at a photo of herself on his camera. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mark Brahier of St. John's entertains kids at Santa Clara nursery while a young girl looks at a photo of ...
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The Rev. Donald Vettese, founder of International Samaritan, holds 3-year-old Anibal Pacheco at the Santa Clara nursery in Guatemala City. The former president of St. John's Jesuit High School has been working for 16 years to help the poorest of the poor escape poverty through education. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Rev. Donald Vettese, founder of International Samaritan, holds 3-year-old Anibal Pacheco at the Santa Clara nursery in ...
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The metal door of Francisco Coll grade school (Centro Educativo) in Guatemala's notorious Zone 3 is locked and guarded by a municipal policeman. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The metal door of Francisco Coll grade school (Centro Educativo) in Guatemala's notorious Zone 3 is locked and guarded by ...
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Margarita Lara, left, a certified translator with International Samaritan, jokes with St. John's students painting a classroom at Francisco Coll school. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Margarita Lara, left, a certified translator with International Samaritan, jokes with St. John's students painting a classroom at Francisco Coll ...
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Kris Akiki of St. John's walks students down the hallway of Santa Clara nursery. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kris Akiki of St. John's walks students down the hallway of Santa Clara nursery. "They're adorable and amazing," Kris said.
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Jack Slater dances with a class at Francisco Coll school as Mike Pool looks on. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jack Slater dances with a class at Francisco Coll school as Mike Pool looks on.
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Sister Esperanza Sanchez Cortez, Dominican nun and principal of Francisco Coll school, said it's important that the students feel accepted and loved. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sister Esperanza Sanchez Cortez, Dominican nun and principal of Francisco Coll school, said it's important that the students feel accepted ...
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Students at Santa Clara nursery horse around after school while waiting for their parents to pick them up. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Students at Santa Clara nursery horse around after school while waiting for their parents to pick them up.
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 Santa Clara nursery students share a group hug with Ross Satler, 17, of St. John's. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Santa Clara nursery students share a group hug with Ross Satler, 17, of St. John's. "These kids are nonstop action,...
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Mike Pool, 17, one of the few visiting St. John's students fluent in Spanish, paints a Spanish version of St. John's logo -- Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mike Pool, 17, one of the few visiting St. John's students fluent in Spanish, paints a Spanish version of St....
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Jesuit priest Rev. Donald Vettese sits with students and teachers as Francisco Coll grade school students sing songs, play music, and do acrobatics to welcome him back to Guatemala City. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jesuit priest Rev. Donald Vettese sits with students and teachers as Francisco Coll grade school students sing songs, play music,...
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Students at Francisco Coll grade school put on a show to welcome the Rev. Donald Vettese, the Jesuit priest who founded the Guatemala City school when he was president of St. John's High School in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Students at Francisco Coll grade school put on a show to welcome the Rev. Donald Vettese, the Jesuit priest who ...
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 Students at Santa Clara nursery were curious about the braces on the teeth of Mark Brahier, a visiting high school student from St. John's. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Students at Santa Clara nursery were curious about the braces on the teeth of Mark Brahier, a visiting high school ...
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Ross Satler plays Legos with Santa Clara nursery students. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ross Satler plays Legos with Santa Clara nursery students.
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Guatemalan schoolchildren hang on to St. John's student Sean Burlingame, who said they made him feel like Justin Bieber. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Guatemalan schoolchildren hang on to St. John's student Sean Burlingame, who said they made him feel like Justin Bieber.
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Matt Schaefer of St. John's escorts students along the outdoor hallway of Santa Clara nursery. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Matt Schaefer of St. John's escorts students along the outdoor hallway of Santa Clara nursery.
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Students and teachers from St. John's Jesuit High School gather inside the Francisco Coll grade school, where they knocked out crumbling parts of cement-block walls and painted the classrooms. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Students and teachers from St. John's Jesuit High School gather inside the Francisco Coll grade school, where they knocked out ...
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