group to write university scholarship exams
We are helping to build the future leaders of the village of Chuk Muk.
Our goal is to have kind, compassionate, honest and hardworking students.Our first step is to get them an education past elementary school. We are doing this by having our learning centre open to anyone in the village who needs to use a computer with internet, a printer or tutoring help and it is free. We help every student in the Chuk Muk middle school get their supplies and then help with their fees. We find sponsors for the students continuing to high school. All these students are required to give volunteer time helping students in elementary school. In this way they are paying it forward as well as modeling kindness and compassion.
We have found that a university education drastically increases the likelihood of a student having a bright future and bringing their family out of poverty. We presently have 20 students in university studying, agriculture, education, mathematics, music, lab tech, sysyems engineering, business administration and accounting. We however cannot afford to send students to study the more expensive professions like doctor, nurse, nutitionist, civil engineer, physiotherapist. To make these professions possible we are taking the students into Guatemala City to write the exams for the almost free Government university.
Thank you for helping to change lives in a positive way
Lorenza helping a student with math
middle school student getting his supplies
Studying music at university
using the learning centre library