Ninos de Guatemala

Ninos de Guatemala's mission is to contribute to a better future for the people of Guatemala through education. We aim to realize our mission by initiating and supporting small-scale development projects in the most impoverished areas. We believe in the role of education as the most successful tool for the development of each child, his or her family, and the community they belong to. Community involvement is central to NDG's projects, as we believe that our projects belong to the Guatemalans they serve and are therefore an active part of it.
Jul 15, 2015

Mid-Year Report 2015

Before and After Torin
Before and After Torin's Beard

Niños de Guatemala is continuing its growth trajectory with new teachers, events and successes!

Our schools are running our full range of programs. This year, we’ve been lucky enough to find two great English Language teachers. With these two new teachers on board we can gladly boast to have a 100% Guatemalan staff at all of our schools!

Since our last report, our schools have been busy implementing their afterschool programs. Our Psychology and Social Work department have begun implementing the Crianza Con Carino program for the year. The focus of this afterschool program is to work with parents on non-violent communication and emotional expression with children. 

A women’s group, that our Social Work Department facilitates, successfully lobbied the municipal government to pave the roads near our school! While this may seem like a small deal, it’s going to make life much easier for our parents and students to get to and from our school, especially in the rainy season!

At the office we’ve been organizing a number of fun new events both online and in Antigua. Our staff at the office had the bright idea of creating videos telling people about our programs, but beforehand, they all ate a Habanero pepper! We used the videos to promote a recent online fundraiser we held to raise funds for our Teachers’ supplies.

One of our past Volunteers, Torin Murphy, “sold” the rights to what he does with his enormous beard to the highest donation pool online. In the end, the people demanded he shave! Check out the pictures below. Also, the good people at the Lucky Rabbit hosted us for our first of the year in Antigua!

To find out more about what we’ve been up to in Antigua and at our schools, follow us on Social Media and subscribe to our Newsletter!

Thank you for supporting Niños de Guatemala and our students’ future!

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Apr 29, 2015

Busy First Quarter

Tara and Rachel (New Padrino Program Manager)
Tara and Rachel (New Padrino Program Manager)

The past few months have been packed with groups and activities taking place in our schools in Cuidad Vieja.

In February we had a group from Builders Beyond Borders join in the construction of our Básico. The group of High School students worked hard on laying the literal foundation for our school. Recently in April we had another group of students join our construction project working on plastering and cementing the new walls on the school. Both groups came to us from Connecticut thanks to our partners at Builders Beyond Borders.

Speaking of the Básico, we have made tremendous advances on the construction of the school. Check out the pictures below.

Our office has undergone some changes in the past quarter with new faces joining our team. The most prominent recruit is our new General Manager Tara McLaughlin! Tara comes to us with an extensive background working with NGOs in the US and Guatemala and is excited to be a part of our organization.

For more information on the goingson with Niños de Guatemala please like us on Facebook and follow us on twitter. As always feel free to contact us if you would like more information on any of our programs or activities.

Thank you for supporting Niños de Guatemala! 

Construction B3
Construction B3
B3 Construction
B3 Construction
Feb 10, 2015

Fortified Rice Donation from JBG!

Meeting our students
Meeting our students

NDG has the pleasure to announce that the Juan Bautista Gutierrez Foundation has once again supported us with a generous donation of Fortified Rice. Their donation of 40 boxes of Fortified Rice will have a significant impact on our feeding program that is currently providing a snack and meal to each of our 386 students.

The donation will help subsidize the costs our Nutrition and Health program, one of our largest expenses! Supporting this program gives us a greater ability to provide quality education to our students.

The initial donation came from Pan American Development Foundation, the charitable arm of the Organization of American States (OAS), thank you for making it all possible!

Please send a thank you to the Juan Bautista Gutierrez Foundation from us on social media and let them know how much we appreciate their support!

Facebook: FundacionJBG
Twitter: @FundacionJBG

Posing with our pallet of Fortified Rice
Posing with our pallet of Fortified Rice

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