Empower Ixil Guatemalan children through education

by Asociacion El Centro Explorativo
Empower Ixil Guatemalan children through education
Empower Ixil Guatemalan children through education
Empower Ixil Guatemalan children through education
Empower Ixil Guatemalan children through education
Empower Ixil Guatemalan children through education
Empower Ixil Guatemalan children through education
Empower Ixil Guatemalan children through education
Empower Ixil Guatemalan children through education
Empower Ixil Guatemalan children through education
Empower Ixil Guatemalan children through education
Empower Ixil Guatemalan children through education
Empower Ixil Guatemalan children through education
Empower Ixil Guatemalan children through education
Empower Ixil Guatemalan children through education

Summary

The Centro provides educational opportunities to indigenous children+youth in the rural community of La Pista (pop~3,000) and surrounding communities. We supplement the rudimentary local school learning opportunities with free classes for children, computer and internet literacy courses, arts and skills development. In 2016, 1,734 children/youth were supported by the centre and 17,520 nutritious meals were served. Through Feb 2018 we commemorate the fervent support of beloved Philip Van Kirk.

$7,815
total raised
51
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years

Challenge

La Pista is a community of ~3,000 people in the mountains of Guatemala's Ixil region. The war of the 1980's that killed tens of thousands in this region has been resolved, but La Pista is still suffering from extreme poverty. Only having access to school 4 hours per day means children cannot rely on it for an effective education or a meal. At home their parents, who are often illiterate and have limited resources, aren't equipped to help them with their homework or provide adequate nutrition.

Solution

The Center provides: 1. A library: Providing students with information needed to complete homework, and fiction books for enjoyment/exploration. Computers with internet access are available to conduct research 2. A reading program: Providing story books and comprehension instruction to children 3. After school programs: 4-hours a week of formal classroom time to supplement local school education and learn new curriculums (e.g. environment) 4. Computer Literacy Classes 5. Nutritious meals

Long-Term Impact

The Centro has grown over 15 years from a simple library to become an empowering and comprehensive education and community engagement institution in the Ixil Region requiring $29K funding per year. $7k takes us through April. Hundreds of children and youth now regularly attend classes & activities and have extra nutrients in their bodies, all vital to their personal & professional development. Each child has a much improved prospect for obtaining higher education & breaking the cycle of poverty.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

Organization Information

Asociacion El Centro Explorativo

Location: Nebaj - Guatemala
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Miguel Brito
Project Leader:
Miguel Brito
Nebaj, Guatemala

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