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SPONSOR A CHILD!                                                                                                                                                                             Read More

50 new students are joining the School of Hope in January 2015 - make a big difference in a child's life and become a sponsor!                                                                  

Registration for EFTC's Pedal, Paddle, Peak Challenge 2015 is now open! Read More

Involving mountain biking, kayaking and hiking around the beautiful Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, the Pedal, Paddle, Peak Challenge is an exciting way to raise funds for a good cause...

The School of Hope                                                                                                                                                                                Watch our latest video

Thinking of visiting EFTC's School of Hope in Guatemala? Want to learn more about where contributions to EFTC go?
Find us on YouTube and see the difference we are making together.

Our Work

EFTC's mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education and empowerment. We work in partnership with disadvantaged families, children and young adults in Guatemala, Central America to ensure they develop the tools they need to break free from the cycle of poverty.

Guatemala has the highest rate of child malnutrition in the whole of the Americas, ahead of Haiti. Nearly 50% of children under five suffer from chronic malnutrition.
Although officially education in Guatemala 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.
Guatemalans have suffered greatly in the past. During the Guatemalan Civil War of the eighties and early nineties at least 200,000 people were brutally murdered.

Guatemala

The statistics of Guatemala read more like those of Sub-Saharan Africa than the Americas.

It has the lowest literacy rates in the whole of Central America, with over half of the population live in abject poverty and almost 50% of children under the age of five suffer from chronic malnutrition. Those living in poverty face strong prejudice and have limited opportunities due to their economic backgrounds.

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Get Involved

There are many ways to participate and join the dedicated EFTC community.

Act now and make a real difference in the childrens' lives.

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Donate

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

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Volunteer

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

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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 in the US, arrange a visit to the school, 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.
     
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