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NGO in Guatemala breaking the Cycle of Poverty through Education


Our Work

We're an international NGO based in Guatemala that runs the School of Hope, a Primary and Secondary School that educates 475 children and supports another 180 further education students. We work with disadvantaged children and their families to break the cycle of poverty through education and empowerment.

 

 

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Guatemala has one of the lowest literacy rates in the western hemisphere

The country suffers from serious poverty and social issues. Although officially education is free to all, the costs of books, school supplies, transportation, uniform and food mean that many families cannot afford to send their children to school.
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The School of Hope

Without the work of EFTC, our students' parents wouldn’t be able to send them to school. The children would have likely joined the 20% of Guatemalan youngsters who form part of the country’s labour force if it wasn’t for the EFTC community. 
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Where previously these children faced desperate futures, they now have positive choices.

 

Our Impact: 2005 - 2016
 

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1,120 students
have attended
the School of Hope
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925,670 meals
have been served
to students
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592 students
and their families
have received healthcare
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450 families
have benefitted from our
Social Services programme

 

SPONSOR A CHILD!                                                                                                             How do I sponsor a child?

50 new students joined the School of Hope in January 2016. Make a big difference to a child's life and become a sponsor!                                                   

Are you looking for Volunteer Opportunities in Guatemala?                                                   Volunteer with us!

Volunteers make a great contribution to the NGO and the children love having someone new to play with during break times! Volunteers help our mission by creating new after school programs, do one-on-one work with our students or by supporting existing programs.                                  

Don't miss our 2016 Fundraising Events!                                                                         Join us

Join us for a Golf Day in June, cycle from London to Paris in September and celebrate another year of EFTC at the Annual Ball in October.

Looking for a job where you can make a difference?                  Work with us!                             

EFTC is always looking for motivated individuals to join our multicultural team of people commited to improving the lives of disadvantaged children in Guatemala.                                                                                                                                 

Our Bi-Annual Newsletter is out!                                                                                                        Read it

Twice a year, we release an in-depth newsletter with our latest news and articles about the school, our students and supporters.                                                                                             

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Donate

By making a contribution, small or large, you can improve a child's life.

Volunteer

Donate your skills and help the Foundation in the UK, USA or at the school in Guatemala.

Sponsor

For a small regular contribution you can reach out to a child in need.

Contact us

Whether you'd like to hear about upcoming events, volunteer with us, help raise funds for the children in Guatemala or just talk about EFTC's work- we’d love to hear from you!

Whether you’d like to hear about upcoming challenges, volunteer or visit the school in Guatemala or just have a chat about EFTC’s work- we’d love to hear from you!

Whether you’d like to hear about upcoming events, volunteer with us, help raise funds for the children in Guatemala or just have a chat about EFTC’s work- we’d love to hear from you!

  • Education for the Children Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charity in the USA
    Tax ID# 26-0648715

    1630 North Main St. #126
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596
  • +1-925-577-5225

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