"I cannot tell how the truth may be; I say the tale as 'twas told to me." - Sir Walter Scott
These videos have been produced by Avivarato show daily life and the current state of education in the rural areas of Guatemala. In many cases they also describe the activities of Avivara to improve the quality of education in those same areas. They may all be viewed using the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.
To play any of the videos, simply right-click on the image for the playback options. So that they can be more quickly downloaded and viewed on our website, these videos and images will be of slightly lower quality than when they were originally produced as DVD quality videos. Some of the longer videos may require two viewings, with the first being somewhat "jerky" as the file downloads, but the second viewing (using the rewind and play option) should then be much smoother.
Cerro Nino: A Community of Hope and Joy Length:3:45 minutes File Type and Size: Flash Video - 14.2Mb Release Date: March 5, 2009 Description:
This video depicts the quality of life in the small farming village of
Cerro Nino. It also shows the school and a number of its students. This
particular school is supported by contributions from Archbishop Murphy
High School in Everett, Washington. (Right-Click on image for playback options.)
El Yalu This series of videos depicts life in the village of El Yalu. The first video, The Road to El Yalu, shows the village's dependence on farming to survive. The second video, The Village of El Yalu, shows more of daily life in the village. The third video, New Desks for El Yalu, shows the school receiving its new desks for its pre-kindergarten class. The school at El Yalu is supported by its partner school in the United States, St. Monica School in Mercer Island, WA.
The Road to El Yalu Length: 1:20 minutes File Type and Size: Flash Video - 5.3 Mb Release Date: November, 2008 (Right Click on image for playback options.)
The Village of El Yalu Length: 2:00 minutes File Type and Size: Flash Video - 7.9 Mb Release Date: November, 2008 (Right Click on image for playback options.)
New Desks for El Yalu
Length: 1:30 minutes File Type and Size: Flash Video - 5.9 Mb Release Date: March 5, 2009 (Right Click on image for playback options.)
The History of La Trinidad Length:12:00 minutes File Type and Size: Flash - 46.3 Mb Release Date: March 5, 2009 Description:
Using artwork from a mural painted in the center of the village of La
Trinidad, this video tells of the massacre and destruction of the
village in the early 1980's, the escape of the survivors to refugee
camps in Mexico, and their eventual return to Guatemala after the
signing of the Peace Accords in the late
1990's. This video does come with a "PG-13" rating, since
one section does depict the violence of the massacre. Because of its large size, this video may be somewhat slow in downloading. (Right Click on image for playback options.)
Segunda Cruz Breakfast Program Length:3:20 minutes File Type and Size: Flash - 13.3 Mb Release Date: March 5, 2009 Description:
This video shows how the Breakfast Program for the students in Segunda
Cruz is being implemented. The beginning of the video starts out in
relatively low light, since the mothers and grandmothers who prepare
the food begin doing so at around 4:30 AM. This particular program is
supported by contributions from St. Anthony School in Renton,WA. (Right Click on image for playback options.)
Avivara is a non-profit charitable corporation registered in the State of Washington, USA, and a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible public charity registered with the United States Internal Revenue Service. Asociacion Avivarais a registered tax-exempt non-profit organization (NGO) in the Republic of Guatemala. Contributions to Avivara are tax-deductible in the U.S. as permitted by law.