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On Thursday 7th March our wonderful network of supporters came together to celebrate World EFTC Day!
From dinner parties to a ping pong challenge, scavenger hunts, Facebook fundraisers, and bake sales, every corner of the globe hosted brilliant events to raise vital funds and celebrate the global EFTC community!
It has been a busy few months of activity in the UK with a series of events to support both awareness and fundraising for EFTC.
Yet again a ceremony of mixed emotions. Our graduations are a time for both celebration and reflection.
The School of Hope served it’s millionth meal today to our well deserving students, with the support of Greenyard UK.
Celena has became the first nurse the school has ever had. She is also a fantastic example of perseverance, as Celena began her journey with the Foundation almost 10 years ago, when she enrolled in our middle school!
Thank to the generosity of UEFA the construction of EFTC´s all-weather Sports Pitch has been made possible. This Sports Pitch has been a dream of the Foundation for years and with the amazing donation of £32k from UEFA at the start of 2017 this dream has become a reality.
Thanks to the amazing supporters of the fantastic NGO, Wheels4Life, this year we received 50 new bicycles for our students.
“Even by helping only one person with their education, here in Guatemala, we are making a real difference”. Carlos Escalante.
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 happy for a chance to give back now that they have the time and opportunity.
The task for our Youth Empowerment and Leadership Coordinator, Ana Lara, is to motivate our older students, to ‘empower’ them and teach them the skills that will help them overcome the many obstacles they will face in life.
For me going to Antigua Guatemala to volunteer at Proyecto La Esperanza was literally a life changing experience.
The buzz was palpable. Arriving at the school for opening day, I walked into scenes of eager preparation: PA being tested, key speakers rehearsing, all the scurry of preparation and anticipation.