Guatemala opened back up over 5 months ago. However, restaurants and clubs must stop serving alcohol at 9pm and all schools are still closed. In response to the latter we responded quickly last year and now we delivery food baskets to each of our families and weekly homework assignments to our students. Here are some examples. Our families are thrilled that we continue can continue to support them and we plan to do so until all of this is over.
About us: The Integral Heart Family School is 100% crowdfunded. We currently have 200 individuals whose monthly and annual donations support our work. The core team of Sustaining Sponsors raises about one half of the total funds needed to operate our school and programs.
Education is the heart of our work. Our school is home to 80 children receiving classes in Spanish, English, Psychology, Human Rights, Homework Help, Art and serves 1,500 meals monthly. Since 2011, our programs have delivered classes and support to over 1,200 students and their families in Guatemala. We have also provided over 2,500 food baskets to our 40 sponsored families.
7 of our largest donors pledged $5,000 in a match when we raised an additional $10,000...
Not only did we raise $10k, but we hit $12,500 leaving us with a finally TALLY of $17,500 for the 2021 Hearts To Heart Campaign.
In one week 300 wonderful hearts came together and be busted through and beyond our goal, earning our match, helped in a huge way by our online team of networking helpers, our Integral Heart Action Team IHAT.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, from the bottom of all our hearts.
Super special mentions to Erica D, Pia S, Andy H, Tom H, Alan in Hawaii, Vegar, and Beth T (and also to Mr/Mrs/Miss Anonymous who donated about 65 times!!).
With love from Guatemala on the conclusion of our most successful Heart For Heart funder!
The Integral Heart Family School is 100% crowdfunded. We currently have 250 individuals whose monthly and annual donations support our work. The core team of Sustaining Sponsors raises about one half of the total funds needed to operate our school and programs.
This Hearts For Hearts will ensure that our home-study and food basket deliveries continues until we are allow to reopen our school.
Mick, Debora and all the students and staff of Integral Heart School Guatemala.
Jan 19, 2021
Hearts for Hearts
By Mick Quinn and Debora Prieto - Co-Founders
Greetings from Guatemala,
2020 ended with a 22% increase in gross funding.
This is an awesome outcome and left us in a great position for this new year.
And, to add to our success we are kicking off the 2021 funding program with our Hearts For Hearts Day which is happening on Friday, February 12th. This is a one-day event for which we have private $5,000 Match in honor of Valentine's Day.
More details soon :-)
We had planned to reopen on February 1st but as you can read in the notice below that will not be happenig yet. Therefore, our home deliveries of food baskets and homework to all of our sponsored families and student will continue until we get more news from the Ministry of Education.
With best wishes and with deep appreciation,
'Public and Private Educational Centres are not authorized to teach in person classes.
The Departmental Director of Education of Sacatepéquez, Miguel Hern ándndez Cordoba reported that because of Sacatepéquez in red alert by the Pandemic, face classes are not authorized.
′′ No school or official establishment is allowed to receive students in person, even so family parents apply Hernandez C órrdoba said.'