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NGO in Guatemala breaking the Cycle of Poverty through Education

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Stories from staff, parents, volunteers, teachers, sponsors and students at the School of Hope in Guatemala.



Home Visits: Understanding the situations our children come from and the difficulties they face

The objective of the home visits is to be able to monitor the current situation of each and every family our foundation supports. We assess their financial situation, the families health and the general environment of our students. Another main reason is for our staff to fully understand the situations our children come from and the difficulties they face.

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Posted: 04/02/2017 08:00:00 by Jennifer Lara | with 29 comments


Christmas Campaign | This Christmas give the gift of education to our kids!

Many of our students who come to us at The School of Hope come from families where their parents will not be able to fluently read or write. The impact of factors such as these, combined with limited resources, is reflected in Guatemala’s low literacy levels. They are among the lowest in the Western Hemisphere.

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Posted: 01/12/2016 16:24:53 by Jennifer Lara | with 385 comments


Aura Alvarez, from student to teacher at the School of Hope

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Aura is one of our wonderful teachers at the School of Hope, working tirelessly to educate students from the same underpriviledged background she once belonged to. We're so proud of Aura, who recently graduated from university, becoming a licensed teacher from kindergarten to high school!

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Posted: 13/07/2016 19:57:09 by EFTC | with 237 comments


José Angel, the entrepeneurial student who started his own business

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José Ángel is one of our young entrepeneurs, a hard working student of Business Administration who runs his own Internet Cafe and dreams of becoming a successful businessman.

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Posted: 24/06/2016 16:41:16 by EFTC | with 141 comments


A Year Abroad at the School of Hope

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Lauren Martin, our guest blogger, is a Spanish and International Relations student from Scotland who chose to volunteer at the School of Hope for seven months as part of her Year Abroad, as she wanted to spend her time doing something worthwhile that would also help her gain experience in the NGO and development sector.

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Posted: 14/06/2016 21:36:11 by EFTC | with 169 comments


Our new Chef tackles malnutrition


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Even though Guatemala is very rich in natural resources, food availability is a serious problem. 24% of children under five are underweight and 46% suffer stunted growth. But this year, a new chef is helping us fight malnutrition at the School of Hope.

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Posted: 27/05/2016 22:20:26 by EFTC | with 207 comments


Sponsorship Stories: "if you can make a child smile, that’s priceless"

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A sponsor is more than someone far away supporting a child’s education, they can become mentors and friends, like Dave, Debbie and Fitzy, long-time EFTC supporters and child sponsors at the School of Hope.

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Posted: 13/05/2016 20:07:45 by EFTC | with 424 comments


How books can help us dream

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A new Reading programme was implemented this year at the School of Hope to encourage children's love of books and help them dream big. We talked to Jayra, our Reading teacher, to find out more.

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Posted: 22/04/2016 21:59:22 by EFTC | with 100 comments


Meet our Scholarship students: Melvin is becoming a Doctor!

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Melvin, a 22 year old who's been with EFTC since 5th grade, is in his third year of Med School at one of the most prestigious universities in Guatemala. He's dreamed of being a doctor since he was five, and for that he commutes to the city everyday, spending up to 4 hours to get there and back.

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Posted: 19/03/2016 00:03:36 by EFTC | with 159 comments


Sophie’s Story: How did EFTC start?

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Sophie McKee is our current Foundation Coordinator and one of EFTC’s founders, but the first time she came to Guatemala was 13 years ago, right after finishing High School, and what she found changed her life forever.

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Posted: 04/03/2016 19:41:30 by EFTC | with 243 comments


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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!

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