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.
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.
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.