Provide Life Skills for 4000 Rural Mayan Girls

by Population Council
Jun 23, 2014

Expanding to Northern Guatemala

mentors in Chisec are ready for scale up!
mentors in Chisec are ready for scale up!

Abriendo Oportunidades has secured funding to expand to one hundred communities in Chisec, Alta Verapaz.  Fundrasing for scale-up was a challenge but we are finally able to begin training activities for twenty mentors in the area.  Donations received through Global Giving will contribute to training and materials for mentors and group leaders. 

We are also very excited about coaching other organizations to start or improve their girl-centered programs. Ten organizations will work with Guatemala's Population Council team to conduct needs assessments, identify key populations, program content and monitoring and evaluation strategies.  Scaling up through partners is a wonderful way to bring Abriendo to adolescent girls in areas far from our traditional geographic region.

Thank you for your continuing support. We want to express special thanks to the Colom family and friends for donations given in memory of Gustavo Colom and to Francisco Colom for choosing Abriendo Oportunidades as a program worth investing in.


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Organization Information

Population Council

Location: New York, NY - USA
Project Leader:
Alejandra Colom Bickford
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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