Bienvenidos – Welcome to Starfish 2013-2014!

The new class of 2013-2014 Starfish Scholars has been selected – with many familiar faces, and a few new ones!  Once again we will be working in the 2 neighborhoods of Guasmo and Flor de Bastion.  Stay tuned in the coming weeks to meet our new scholars!

Congratulations to Ana, Anthony, Arelisa, Argenis, Betsabeth, Briggette, Carlos, Cristhian, Dayanna, Eddy, Elian, Evelyn, Genesis, Geovanny, Jerson, Joel, Karolayn, Lili, Maria, Maria Belen, Marlon, Milena, Pamela, Samantha, Solange, Steve & William!

We look forward to working with them in the 2013-2014 school year, however this year the President of Ecuador has decided to start school one month later – in May – to accomodate the many schools that often open late due to flooding in the rainy season.

Want to learn more about rainy season? Check out this picture I took last year and for our spanish readers – read how many parts of Guayaquil have been declared in a state of emergency of last Saturday’s torrential rains.
http://www.eluniverso.com/2013/03/03/1/1445/coe-cantonal-provincial-guayaquil-activan-lluvia-sabado.html

Center of Guayaquil, April 2012. 
The neighborhoods in which Starfish works are not blessed to have paved roads in all areas, making rainy season an even messier scene than the one above.

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