Fuego Aftermath

The aftermath of the June 3rd eruption of Volcan de Fuego, just kilometres from our headquarters in Antigua, Guatemala, has been bewildering and painful for all of those affected, including those of us at SERES. The government has now ended the official search for victims of the disaster, though the eruption’s legacy looms as [...]

Building a Network of Leaders: An Ambassador’s Perspective

Axel Salanic is a local ambassador from Cantel, Guatemala, and is a youth representative on the executive board of Asociación SERES. This is his reflection after participating in the second of three annual national ambassador reunions. Read more of Axel’s thoughts on the importance of building and strengthening an inter-community network of ambassadors achieving changes [...]

SERES Spotlight: Alex Figueroa

Finding a Voice Alex Alberto Perez Figueroa, 22, says that before participating in SERES, he was always fairly quiet: He didn’t speak much in public, and, in part because of the all-too real fear of gang violence present throughout El Salvador, he didn’t travel far from his community of Celina Ramos even to the central [...]

SERES Spotlight: Ema López

Leaping into SERES, Leading the Way in Uspantán It's been a busy and action-packed entry into the SERES youth network for Ema López, an 18-year-old young Maya indigenous woman from San Miguel de Uspantán, El Quiché, Guatemala. Ema became involved with SERES thanks to her older sister, Johana, also a SERES youth ambassador, who invited [...]

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