In the shantytowns of Guatemala City, many children are abandoned or lose their parents to HIV/AIDS and poverty-related illnesses. They often end up living on the streets, exploited by gangs and prostitution rings. ISMU is a joint effort of 17 neighborhood organizations in Guatemala City. ISMU’s Youth Program helps send at least 200 children to school each year and enables them to safely stay in their home communities.
Children enrolled in the program will receive tuition fees, psychological counseling, medical care, and, for older teens, vocational training and job placement. Food supplies will be given to the most disadvantaged families enrolled in the program.
All children in the program are supported through high school or university. They are encouraged to become leaders within their neighborhood association to contribute positively to the betterment of their neighborhood.
Project Leader: Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director
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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.