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Our Graduates

Oct, 2022

We are celebrating the graduation of our dear: Gabriel, who has completed his Bachelor. This stage concludes the Diversified training, giving stage to professional life and University education.  We thank our Good God because he has allowed us to see the growth and development of one of our children.

Completing our pride we congratulate Astrid who after much dedication and effort graduated in Marketing Administration, we greatly bless the Lord because He has greatly blessed us with the success of these young promises of the country.


We want to make you part of the joy, for the graduation of Guadalupe, Gloria and Reyna, who after years of effort and dedication graduated in Art in Ceramics at the People's Friendship University of Russia



Our joy has swept even greater, since Guadalupe and Gloria recently returned to Guatemala, ready to join the labor market, bringing their great professionalism and high quality to their native society. 


Reyna will continue to study a master's degree in Russia increasing her knowledge, for which we bless the creator Who has given her wisdom, we also pray that she can culminate it with great successes.


We congratulate Isabel Guate on her recent graduation from high school with an A average!
Her goal is to work in the veterinary field so she has begun University studies in Life and Natural Sciences. Some of her Ohio family came down to celebrate. She is volunteering at a local, excellent veterinary hospital.


We congratulate Elmer de León Ramírez for his hard work and perseverance.

He graduated from the Municipality Workshop School on July 17, 2018
and is now certified in gardening, which entails commercial gardening and landscaping.

He continues his studies and hopes to also obtain a college degree. 

Congratulations to the

Hogar’s first college graduate!


Rolando Torres entered the Hogar Rafael Ayau on January 6th, 2003 on the Feast of Theophany. He traveled to Moscow, Russia in July 2009 with a scholarship to study Russian language and Psychology at the People's Friendship University of Russia ( He graduated with a BS in Psychology on June 23, 2014 on the Prefeast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. He recently returned to Guatemala. Below is Rolando’s letter of thanks to all the donor’s who made graduating from college a reality for him.


Read a reflection on his experience here (translated by Mother Ivonne).

Congratulations to Reina Marroquin, our second college graduate!


This year, 2015, has entered as one of ht happiest in my life history, for reaching one of my main goals and dreams."MY GRADUATION". This would have not been possible with out the opportunity that the Russian University of the Peoples Friendship in Moscow, Russia has given me: the Foundation, Friends of the Hogar Rafael Ayau and without any doubt the NUNS of the Hogar, who not only have supported me economically but also emotionally and spiritually.

It is with great joy that I thank all that have allowed this dream to happen. THANK YOU University, Hogar Rafael Ayau, Mother Ines, Mother Maria, Mother Ivonne, Jorge Sommerkamp, all the staff and my little brothers and sisters.

I have no words to thank the great joy you all have given me, all I can say is: THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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