We believe that everyone should have access to education.
Although education in Guatemala is officially free to all, the costs of books, school supplies, transportation, uniform and food mean that many families simply cannot afford to send their children to school.
Low incomes, due to lack of education, mean that many families are left with no choice but to set their children to work in the fields or to send them to neighbours’ doors to beg for food, rather than study in classrooms. Our School of Hope is there for these poorest children, providing education, school transport, books, uniforms, nutritious meals and and many other support services at zero cost to these families. Many of our students are first generation learners, working hard at school to lift their families out of this cycle of poverty.
We will continue to provide free education, nutritious meals, health and social support in the hope that one day the Guatemalan Government will begin to help more of the poorest sectors of the community.