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  Late  Preclassic  bowl  recovered  from  the  marsh  muck  field  in  the  Monos  Plaza  excavations   (Photo:  R.D.  Hansen).       LITERACY  AND  EDUCATIONAL  PROGRAMS     The  Mirador  Basin  project  continued  with  its  extensive  program  of  education  and   training  for  Guatemalan  workers.    This  practice  has  been  enacted  by  the  project  for   decades,  and  involves  detailed  course  work  for  workmen  after  hours  in  reading,  writing,   mathematics,    and  English.    The  courses  are  taught  every  Friday,  Saturday,  and  Sunday   evenings  and  has  proven  to  be  one  of  the  more  successful  programs  for  workmen   conducted  by  the  project.    The  project  uses  a  government  program  called  CONALFA,   which  has  simple  workbooks  designed  to  teach  people  to  write,  identify  the  letters  of  the   alphabet,  and  the  phonetic  values  associated  with  letters,  vowels,  and  consonants.    In   addition  to  literacy  programs,  the  project  established  a  rigorous  educational  lecture   series  with  staff  members  teaching  subjects  such  as  history,  health,  hygiene,  first  aid,   family  finances,    investment  strategies,  archaeology,  environmental  responsibility,  and     geography.    These  classes  provided  information  and  knowledge  to  workers  for  their   personal  benefit  and  to  make  them  more  aware  of  the  world  and  their  responsibilities  in   it.      

Profile for Richard Hansen

FARES 2013 Annual Report (Long Version)  

FARES 2013 Annual Report (Long Version)  

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