Jul 20, 2018

We're Half-Way Through the Academic Year!

Students back from mid-year break, back to work!
Students back from mid-year break, back to work!

Our students have just returned from their mid-year break to start their classes again! They are motivated and excited to be back in class with their teachers and friends! 

Our teachers are also excited to have their students back, and have plans for the second half of the year that will ensure our students are receiving the type of quality education they need to be successful adults and responsible, ethical citizens. 

One of our recent volunteers recently told me how impressed she was with the quality of English instruction our first year elementary school students were receiving. It was obvious to her that these students would be fluent in English by the time they graduated, opening even more doors to opportunities previously impossible to to them. 

We are proud of the education we provide our students; we're also proud of the other support we are able to provide. Things like high-quality nutrition, mental health support, clean, filtered water, a covered sports pitch available in any type of weather for exercise, medical care, scholarships, and citizenship workshops all combine as we work to support the development of the whole person that our students bring with them to EFTC. 

As you know, all of this work and all of these services require a significant amount of time and resources. We could not be successful without the incredibly generous support of donors like you. I hope you will consider donating again to our project, and that you'll spread the word to your friends, colleagues, families, and other networks. And please, get in touch with me or one of the team to learn how you can visit the school in Guatemala!

P.S. Keep an eye out for our big International Youth Week fundraiser, and click on the link to watch a video about how we're creating safe spaces for our students so that they can avoid the pitfalls and dangers of child labor in Guatemala. 

International Youth Week begins on August 6!
International Youth Week begins on August 6!


Jun 12, 2018

Thank You For Helping Us Meet Our Needs!

Here at EFTC, we are so lucky to have such a generous network of supporters. In just a couple of days we were able to meet the financial needs of cleaning and repairing the school after the eruption of Volcan de Fuego. 

Classes will resume on Monday, June 11 and our students will have a clean and safe place to learn. 

You can also keep up-to-date on our other projects and happenings at the school by clicking on this GlobalGiving link or by visiting our website: www.eftcusa.org 

Thank you again for your generous support for the School of Hope. If you are still looking for ways to support the people of Guatemala as they confront the consequences of this natural disaster, please get in touch with your preferred international foundation to see how best to support them. 

Jun 12, 2018

We Have Surpassed Our Goal

Due to the incredible generosity of our supporters, we have surpassed our fundraising goal. We cannot express enough how grateful we are for your support and generosity!

Because we have met our need in order to clean-up and repair after the eruption of Volcán de Fuego, we will be de-activating this fundraiser. You can always continue to support EFTC by donating to our main project here on GlobalGiving, or by contacting us via our website www.eftcusa.org

With the money that we have raised beyond our original goal, we will support the family of one of our employees who was injured while working to repair damage to the school caused by the volcano. The injuries are not life-threatening, but serious enough to keep him from work for a time while he recovers. 

Thank you again for your generosity and support. We hope that you’ll continue to support our efforts in the future, but that you will also consider supporting other foundations that are bringing much needed aid to the communities in Guatemala affected by this natural disaster. 


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