We're an NGO working to break the cycle of poverty in Jocotenango, Guatemala, through education and empowerment.
Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere with shocking rates of violence, illiteracy and malnutrition.
- 66% of the population live on less than £1.50 a day (World Food Programme);
- 50% of children under five suffer stunted growth and ill health due to chronic malnutrition (World Food Programme);
- 80% of children will never attend high school (UNESCO).
Children and young people from impoverished backgrounds are provided with quality education and empowered to become motivated, confident and employable.
Moving on to further education and rewarding employment will improve their quality of life and help them break free from the cycle of poverty that has blighted generations in this area. They will become leaders of change in their communities and inspire future generations.
EFTC is an international NGO that works in partnership with disadvantaged families, children and young adults in Guatemala, Central America.
Our School of Hope is located in Jocotenango, Guatemala: an urban area where extreme poverty, gang crime, domestic violence and alcoholism are everyday realities. Food, healthcare, counselling and career guidance at the school remove obstacles to education and enable our students to realise their potential.
We have approximately sixty staff working at the School of Hope at any one time. See below for more details.