Women Work Together

Mission Statement Women Work Together supports women and girls in highland Guatemala in their efforts toward gender equality, focusing on girls' access to education. Our mission is to raise the socio-economic status of Guatemalan women and girls by cultivating and strengthening their ability to work effectively in groups and aspire to leadership, thus accelerating positive changes in their lives and in their communities. We believe that the cycle of poverty and powerlessness endemic to rural Mayan women can be broken through systemic grassroots change that values and invests in girls' education and leadership. To accomplish this, we have taken an uncommon path in Latin America, partnering ...
KEEP GUATEMALAN GIRLS IN SCHOOL
 
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Girls Leadership Institutes keep Mayan teens in school. Workshops and village Girls Clubs promote the girls' commitment to their education, bolstering goal setting, community engagement, self-esteem, and gender awareness. project reportread updates from the field
Girls Mentoring Girls in Guatemala
 
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Las Hermanitas, a mentoring program in San Pedro Sacatepequez, San Marcos, Guatemala, gives teen girls the opportunity to pair up with second graders in a Big Sister/Little Sister relationship. The teens help their little sisters with schoolwork, especially reading, and motivate them to stay in school. Serving the community in this way also improves each big sister's self-esteem and further validates her importance as a role model, thus reinforcing the benefits of education for herself. project reportread updates from the field

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