'Because of the opportunities provided by the foundation, I graduated from Mariano Galvez University and now have a job in Guatemala City' Herbeth, 20 - Systems Engineering
Further Education is inaccessible in the Jocotenango area due to the high cost of tuition, travel, uniforms and books. We fund tuition fees and cover any additional costs for required materials, uniform or equipment, giving our students equality to their peers.
We aim to tackle every obstacle along the way including careers advice and academic guidance, life skills, psychological support, job fairs and work experience. We also provide a dedicated Higher Education computer room onsite at the School of Hope, which students can access whenever they want.
In 2019, four of our students graduated from university and thirty three from high school. Our high school graduation rate was 84.6%. This is truly extraordinary when compared with education statistics for Guatemala, especially given that many of our students are first generation learners and come from backgrounds where illiteracy is the norm. Students are realising that a better life for themselves and their families is not only possible, but probable.