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POSTPONED – An Evening with Community Cloud Forest Conservation

By August 26, 2021August 31st, 2021No Comments

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been POSTPONED. Watch for information on possibly rescheduling in the future.

Join Tara & Rob Cahill in the gardens at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Hear updates and learn more about LPGM & CCFC’s work in Guatemala, and future travel plans.

Wednesday, September 1st
6:30-8:15 p.m.
with an update at 7:00.

Rob Cahill (right), co-founder of CCFC, demonstrates a bicycle-powered mill used for grinding coffee beans and other crops.
Tara Cahill (center), co-founder of CCFC, cans jam with other staff. Nutrition programs are often taught through hands-on cooking lessons at CCFC.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Garden
4100 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55409

Registration is appreciated, but not required.

Young Q’eqchi’ Maya women who have become leaders at CCFC relax after a day of teaching.

What is CCFC?

Community Cloud Forest Conservation (CCFC) alleviates poverty and protects forests through education, reforestation, community development, leadership scholarships, and ecological improvements to agriculture. CCFC believes that holistic human and community development through education and capacity building is the key to conservation and peace building in Guatemala’s central highlands. Education, especially for young women, is crucial to the healthy and sustainable development of this region.

For most young women in the rural villages of Alta Verapaz, education beyond 6th grade is out of reach. Facing limited resources, many parents send only their sons away to school. LPGM helps to fund scholarships for girls who then have access to the same opportunities as the boys, but also feel empowered in earning their own tuition, and the leadership training workshop also builds their self-esteem and confidence.

CCFC continues to access remote villages and check in with scholarship students. Each scholarship recipient must give CCFC a letter from her teacher and a copy of her grade report. This helps ensure that they are continuing in school.

Author Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry

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