We provide scholarships for under-privileged youth to attend middle school, high school, vocational schools and even university.
By completing a higher level of education, students will be able to pursue higher paying jobs, allowing them to provide a better life for themselves and their families.
Most of the schools we work with provide room and board, so students can live in a safe and secure environment and receive adequate nutrition for their development. Furthermore, students have access to counseling and vocational training, to help them with social and psychological development, and prepare them to enter the work force.
The schools Educaid Guatemala works with have a strong record of providing quality education to students mainly from indigenous communities throughout Guatemala. These schools select students who are willing and capable of continuing their studies, have family support to carry on their education, and are hoping to return to their communities where they can have a substantial impact.
Also, each of our schools has a library and access to computers, which we aim to update to help with their academic pursuits. These features are not easily found in other schools in their communities.
The school offers scholarships mostly to students from rural areas of the country. The school has more than 150 pupils from 15 different provinces and has 11 different indigenous languages represented within the student body.
The Instituto Santiago provides an oustanding residential learning experience for the 152 students we sponsor. The school offers an integral approach to education, focusing on the development of strong moral principles and ethics, artistic and creative expression, emotional wellbeing, and vocational training, including farming techniques.
Students can obtain their high school diploma with a focus on either computer technology or education, enabling them to pursue careers in these fields. Because many of the students come from the rural areas, the school offers practical experience that can help with their families’ income when they return to their communities. Students learn how to raise chickens and geese for food production; how to care for pigs, cows and sheep; all the steps in coffee production as well as how to make organic fertilizer and grow vegetables. These activities are in addition to the regular academic pursuits.
Liceo La Salle is an institution in the Chiquimula province, dedicated to academic and human development, that focuses on core values such as faith, fraternity, integrity, and service. Through different endeavors since 1962, it has encouraged young people to continue their development and to pursue their dreams of graduating and becoming agents of change in their family and their community. It offers studies in junior high school, high school in science and language, in computer science, and in finance and business administration. These studies are supported by access to new technologies in sports, culture, and the arts.
In operation for over 60 years, this school has 373 students in middle and high school, and offers full and partial scholarships to under-privileged girls from rural communities. Students can choose between three different career paths: accounting, early childhood education, and college prep for teaching middle and high school.
Instituto Indígena Nuestra Señora del Socorro in San Andrés Semetabaj, Sololá.
This institute is located in the rural highland community of San Andrés Semetabaj, near Lake Atitlán. It has been in operation for more than 25 years. It is another school for girls run by the Sisters of our Lady of Help offering middle and high school scholarships. Students also receive vocational training to acquire the necessary skills to generate income when they return to their communities.
These two schools for girls operate under the same principles and oversight providing room and board, and operating from an integral educational philosophy. Apart from academics, the schools also promote the development of strong moral and ethical principles, artistic and creative expression, emotional wellbeing, and vocational training.
Students also receive a balanced diet that helps support their physical and mental development.
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