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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.



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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 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 0 comments


UK Volunteer starts after school program

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Tam Winter, a volunteer from the UK, tells us about his experience at the School of Hope, where he started an after school program to teach the kids how to sing and play guitar.

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Posted: 12/02/2016 17:21:04 by EFTC | with 0 comments


Fitness blogger fundraises for EFTC’s London to Paris bike ride


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“Never say you can't do something! If you set your mind to it you can do it. It's hard work but it will pay off in the end.”  These are the words of Instagram health and fitness blogger JoLo, who is currently fundraising for EFTC to participate in the London to Paris bike ride in April.

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Posted: 29/01/2016 14:53:01 by EFTC | with 0 comments


Tech company creates new opportunities for underprivileged children

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Hide My Ass!, a UK based internet company, has been instrumental in providing access to the internet to disadvantaged children in Guatemala, therefore creating better employment opportunities for them in the future.

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Posted: 08/12/2015 17:56:13 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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