At the end of October, Scheel Center students, staff and volunteers gathered to celebrate our second graduating class. Six students completed their basico education (9th grade equivalent in the US education system). This is a huge accomplishment for any child in Guatemala, but especially for students who come from such disadvantaged backgrounds.
As each young man crossed the room to receive his diploma, everyone applauded loudly. They say that it takes a village to raise a child. We realize the truth of this statement during every graduation ceremony.
As each young man crossed the room to receive his diploma, we were all proud. Every teacher had contributed some way to his education. Every volunteer had watched him prepare for this moment. Every parent knew the odds against which he had fought to reach this milestone.
Part of our philosophy is to treat each student as our own child, to give them love and teach them rules as though they were our own. We hope that you share that philosophy and feel the same pride that we do. We hope that you choose to continue supporting future Scheel graduates with your financial contributions.
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La Antigua Guatemala,