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RESCHEDULED – An Evening with Community Cloud Forest Conservation

By August 26, 2021September 27th, 2021No Comments

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

Thursday, September 30th
Wednesday, September 1st
6:30-7:30 p.m.

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.

3rd Floor Sun Deck
Lutheran Partners in Global Ministry
4550 West 77th Street
Edina, MN 55435

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

The Sun Deck is on the 3rd Floor of the 4550 building at Pentagon Park, where LPGM’s office is located. Space is limited, so pre-registration is appreciated, and a virtual Zoom option is available.

In-Person Registration

    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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