Change a Life, Educate a Child

by The GOD'S CHILD Project
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Summary

Help cover expenses for the Scheel Center, which serves approximately 150 older-than-average students who have left poverty, gangs and dire circumstances to get an education and technical training.
$25,000
total goal
$11,536
remaining
150
donors
1
monthly donor
6
years active

Challenge

Most Scheel Center students hail from the steep hillside slums surrounding Jocotenango, Guatemala. Extreme poverty and gang membership cause many local youth to drop out of school after only a few years. Others never enter school to begin with. The cost of uniforms, supplies, and public school enrollment fees is just too great, especially for families with 7, 8, or more children. Without an education, these young people have little hope of escaping the cycle of poverty they were born into.

Solution

The Scheel Center offers free, accelerated elementary and middle school education and technical training for students up to 26 years of age. Through the Scheel Center, drop-outs go Back to School and succeed despite their difficult backgrounds.

Long-Term Impact

The Scheel Center currently provides 144 children and young adults with the education they need to break the chains of poverty.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

The GOD'S CHILD Project International
The Scheel Center

Organization Information

The GOD'S CHILD Project

Location: Bismarck, ND - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.godschild.org
Project Leader:
Jose Roberto Arevalo
La Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

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