Alma Leticia “Letty” López Contreras
As a therapist, Letty found her mission a many years ago providing education to children with different forms of learning. She began the school with a positive attitude, 2 tables and 8 chairs. As a result of Letty’s leadership, Brillo de Sol has grown to over 85 students in the school, added an early learning program, plus programs for speech therapy, psychology, teacher training, parent education, cooking classes, agronomy, and other academic support. Letty carries the message of how important it is to provide special education opportunities in Guatemala to local and national government and community organizations. She works with families to unleash the potential of their children. She is a tireless champion for these children, constantly reminding people of the gifts and potential they possess.
“I work every day to maintain excellence in education and rehabilitation of our students, always ensuring that their education is appropriate to their needs. That they learn values such as respect for diversity and each other, develop their critical thinking skills, and that they realize how bright they are and above all, to see life with joy.”
Diana Eloisa Alvarez González
Diana started at Brillo de Sol as a volunteer before coming on board full time as a teacher and psychologist. She now serves as as our Program Coordinator. Duana brings to Brillo de Sol strong organizational skills and a deep knowledge of the children, staff and our organizational philosophy. In addition to being well respected by the teachers for her experience, she loves the students, knows how to enter their world, counsel them, and provide them the understanding they need.
“I like to go above and beyond because I feel a passion for my work and a being part of Brillo de Sol.”
Evelyn Salazar Meza
Evelyn joined our team in 2016 after working as a bilingual secretary for another NGO. She recently finished her class curriculum in Clinical Psychology and is currently working on her thesis. She is enthusiastic in her work, a great partner and team member who strives daily to give her very best.
“Being at Brillo de Sol has greatly enriched my life. Sharing with the children is something very beautiful. I like to remind everyone the great value and potential they possess. I feel that belonging to this wonderful institution was a godsend.”
Housekeeping and Breakfast Program Coordinator
Olga is a single mom working to support her young son. Her responsibility is amazing! She is loving to all the students, prepares food with love for them and thanks to her, the school is always very clean. When she started working with us, her self-esteem was not very good; but now she proudly wears her uniform and is a full partner in the school participating in all the team training workshops.