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NGO in Guatemala breaking the Cycle of Poverty through Education

Welcome to the EFTC blog!

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



Our volunteers are love in motion

Each year EFTC receives over 150 volunteers. They vary in age, language, and nationality. Many of them are hopeful college students who come to trade textbooks for concrete experiences. While others are retired individuals happpy for a chance to give back now that they have the time and opportunity.

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Posted: 23/08/2017 21:20:03 by | with 0 comments


Ana Lara: The Importance of Empowerment

With Ana Lara’ encouragement, our students learn to develop self-knowledge, to set short and long term goals, to think more positively, to understand that they can and will overcome adversity and change their futures for the better.

 

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Posted: 22/06/2017 17:45:47 by | with 0 comments


Carlos Escalante, An Outstanding Student despite the odds

“Even by helping only one person with their education, here in Guatemala, we are making a real difference”. Carlos Escalante.
 

 

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Posted: 09/06/2017 17:44:14 by | with 0 comments


Gracia Anderson's life changing experience in Guatemala

For me going to Antigua Guatemala to volunteer at Proyecto La Esperanza was literally a life changing experience.
 

 

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Posted: 26/05/2017 15:25:56 by | with 0 comments


EFTC's Milk Campaign: 'MILK MATTERS'

Most children grow up with a constant reminder from their parents: Drink your milk. This is not nearly the case of our children at The School of Hope, but you can help change that. 

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Posted: 26/04/2017 18:02:59 by | with 0 comments


Our Grand(ish) Tour Sweepstake is THE MOST FUN YOU CAN GET FOR A TENNER this May. FACT.

Would you pay £10 to see EFTC’s Boo Somers and Michelle Fischer dressed as Patsy and Edina from Ab Fab, attempting to drive their ‘Bollimobile’ to France and back? Who knows what will happen? Maybe they will be arrested, accosted or propositioned by a French gendarme…

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Posted: 24/04/2017 15:46:03 by | with 0 comments


From Tikal to The School of Hope via Football Focus

Paul Sanders, our guest blogger, taught math for a very long time in the UK and this year he came down to Guatemala to meet his sponsor kids for the 1st time! He also worked on training math teachers to use Geogebra (a graphic dynamic calculator for geometry, algebra, calculation, statistics and 3D), and also worked closely with our junior high English teacher.

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Posted: 27/03/2017 15:22:48 by | with 0 comments


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 | with 0 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 | with 0 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 0 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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