Help 10 Guatemalan Teenagers Attend High School

by CasaSito Association
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Summary

High school in Guatemala is expensive. It costs between $600 and $1,200 per year. CasaSito eases this economic burden for families by providing partial scholarships to youth living in extreme poverty.
$8,371
total raised
113
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Only at 35% of Guatemalan teenagers attend middle school (UNICEF, 2009) and even fewer attend high school. High school costs between $600 and $1,200 per year depending on the subjects students study, which is prohibitively expensive. In addition, most high schools are located in cities so rural students do not have access to them. CasaSito provides partial scholarships to youth living in rural areas so that they can afford to travel to high school and cover their school costs.

Solution

CasaSito provides partial scholarships to 59 secondary school students in extreme poverty. We provide partial scholarships so parents demonstrate support for the education of their children. We also provide workshops and psychological support.

Long-Term Impact

CasaSito's 59 scholarship students will graduate from high school, attain professional jobs, and earn enough money to provide food and health care to their families. They will also be able to send their own children to school without scholarships.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.casasito.org
Video with testimonies of our scholarship students

Organization Information

CasaSito Association

Location: Antigua, Sacatepequez - Guatemala
Website: http:/​/​www.casasito.org
Project Leader:
AsociaciĆ³n CasaSito
La Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez Guatemala

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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