GivingTuesday is the single LARGEST funding day of the Integral Heart donation calendar. This one day sets us off on a stable footing for a bright and successful 2024 school year. In partnership with GlobalGiving, we are offered access to a $1.2 MILLION Match fund. The math is simple: THE MORE WE RAISE THE BIGGER OUR SHARE OF THE MATCH POT. We are 100% Crowdfunded. All donations raised via GlobalGiving today go directly to the Integral Heart Family School here in Guatemala.
There's Martha (8), who used to sit in a tin-shack watching other kids go to school, wishing she had the chance. Now she can. There's Luis (10), who was a modern day slave, picking wood in the hills and selling it in the local market. He is in school now and brings his 5-year-old sister Margarita to play and study. And there are 80 other children whose inspiring stories begin with your generosity. Most young children in Guatemala have no access to authentic intellectual stimulation or real love.
Stability is essential in providing a solution to the wrath of poverty. Through our education center, La Academia', The Integral Heart Family provides educational scholarships for 80 students to receive a compelling education to break out of this viscous cycle of generational poverty. At the center they receive three healthy meals every day and they participate in the following after school programs: Critical-Thinking, English, Spanish, History, Psychology, Homework and Art
Most important to the success of our 80 students is a loving, stable support network; that is what has arisen at La Academia. They are given love, individual attention, and dependable adults in their life who they can count on. They have someone who they can show their grades who will say, "I'm proud of you." Our Teachers-in-Training pass on their wisdom to younger students - Guatemalans solving the problems of Guatemala. Our dream is to enable our students' dreams and with your help we can.