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Reporter's Notebook: I'm headed to Guatemala

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

In 24 hours, I'll be in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

I admit, I don't know what to expect out of this trip.

Back in January, COEd (Cooperative for Education), invited me to tag along as part of a media fellowship on one of their trips this year. They're a Cincinnati based charity that works on breaking the cycle of poverty in Guatemala through educational programs.

Each year, they take several groups to Guatemala to work with Mayan children the mountains of that country. They've been doing this since 1996, and it's a charity founded by two brothers who left careers at P&G and IBM to do this good work.

I'd never heard of them until a conversation I had with Stephanie Romine, a fellow journalist in town. She'd had a chance to travel with the group a few years ago, and shared with me how amazing it was to see the group in action.

CoEd provides textbook materials, computers, and scholarships to groups of students in Guatemala. Each year, they take groups of volunteers to meet the students, deliver supplies, and volunteer at the schools.

And now, I'm going with them, in the hopes of documenting it all. I'll be taking photos, video, and writing updates on the group during the next five days. I'll also be updating content on FOX19.com as much as I can. I hope to shed some light on the group from Cincinnati, a group hoping to do some good for kid who really need it.

Check back often here for updates!

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