Help 10 Guatemalan Teenagers Attend High School



High school in Guatemala is expensive. It costs between $600 and $1,200 per year. CasaSito eases this economic burden for families by providing partial scholarships to youth living in extreme poverty.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Only at 35% of Guatemalan teenagers attend middle school (UNICEF, 2009) and even fewer attend high school. High school costs between $600 and $1,200 per year depending on the subjects students study, which is prohibitively expensive. In addition, most high schools are located in cities so rural students do not have access to them. CasaSito provides partial scholarships to youth living in rural areas so that they can afford to travel to high school and cover their school costs.

How will this project solve this problem?

CasaSito provides partial scholarships to 59 secondary school students in extreme poverty. We provide partial scholarships so parents demonstrate support for the education of their children. We also provide workshops and psychological support.

Potential Long Term Impact

CasaSito's 59 scholarship students will graduate from high school, attain professional jobs, and earn enough money to provide food and health care to their families. They will also be able to send their own children to school without scholarships.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $8,371

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $8,371 .  The original project funding goal was $12,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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CasaSito Association

Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala

Project Leader

AsociaciĆ³n CasaSito

La Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez Guatemala

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