Incredible news: Two short weeks ago we had the honour of welcoming Rotary International President Ian Riseley and his wife Juliet to our Education Center in Guatemala! The President and his wife were received by Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP) Rotarians from Guatemala and North America, as well as staff and board members of Cooperative for Education (CoEd). We'd like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who made President Riseley's visit a success! Scroll down to see the full list of those we'd like to thank.

The Riseleys heard a private presentation given by GLP Rotarians Julio Grazioso (DG D4250) and Carolyn Johnson (PDG D7780), asked questions, met students who benefit from GLP programs, and concluded with a speech to all present. We could not have been more honored by the President's words:
"The GLP is very well regarded in Rotary far beyond the borders of this one country. You have involved the parents and teachers in your project, worked with an exemplary organization in CoEd, and negotiated with all levels of government, which is often very hard. If you want to look for a project that meets so many of the characteristics of Rotary, the GLP is the gold standard."
To see more photos of the President's visit, check out the story on our new website. 
Jessica Stieritz
Cooperative for Education