Provide Scholarships to Mayan High School Students

by Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala

Summary

Each scholarship will provide a two-year term of academic, vocational, and leadership education that will benefit 48 indigenous students as well as their communities.
$59,980
total raised
34
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

In the remote northwestern department of Huehuetenango, Guatemala, in a region of over 250 villages north of the town of Barillas, no high schools are available for the indigenous youth living in these communities.. These Impoverished youth and their families have no resources to pay for the travel, board and lodging, tuition and uniforms costs required to attend high school in Barillas, a distance of up to seven hours away from their villages.

Solution

Scholarships will enable these Mayan students to graduate from an accredited high school that offers academic, vocational and leadership instruction. The education they gain will allow them to access jobs, begin a business or go on to university.

Long-Term Impact

The long-term impact is that the education being provided contributes to the larger community. The ultimate goal is that the training helps bring about positive and lasting improvements in social and economic conditions for all community members.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.adoptavillage.com
Website, blog and video available

Organization Information

Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala

Location: North Miami Beach, Florida - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.adoptavillage.com/​
Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala
Project Leader:
Frances Dixon
North Miami Beach, Florida United States

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