Help cover expenses for the Scheel Center, which serves over 150 older-than-average students who have left poverty, gangs and dire circumstances to get an education and technical training.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Most Scheel Center students hail from the steep hillside slums surrounding Jocotenango, Guatemala. Extreme poverty and gang membership cause many local youth to drop out of school after only a few years. Others never enter school to begin with. The cost of uniforms, supplies, and public school enrollment fees is just too great, especially for families with 7,8, or more children. Without an education, these young people have little hope of escaping the cycle of poverty they were born into.
How will this project solve this problem?
The Scheel Center offers free, accelerated elementary and middle school education and technical training for students up to 26 years of age. Through the Scheel Center, drop-outs go Back to School and succeed despite their difficult backgrounds.
Potential Long Term Impact
In January 2011, 125 older-than-average students will start the new school year through the support of GOD'S CHILD Project donors.
Total Funding Received to Date: $8,500
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $1,800
Total Funding Goal: $10,300