Guatemala has the highest illiteracy rate in Central America. On average, children in Guatemala attend school for 4 years. For every 10 Guatemalan children who enter the school system, only 4 will graduate from primary school (similar to elementary school) and only 1 will complete lower secondary school (similar to junior high school).
About half of the Guatemala population is indigenous, living in rural areas with limited access to adequate resources and far from any form of formal education.
Many children are often forced to leave school to help provide for their family.
Public education in Guatemala comes with many fees which many families simply cannot afford.
Our scholarships cover 100% of the expenses related to educaation, including enrollment fees, school supplies, uniforms, transportation, books and extra school activities.
Most of our children cannot receive help with their school work at home so Faith Seeds provides after school programs for children to work on their homework & receive extra tutoring, if needed.
Parents who work in the garbage dumps have no option but to take their infants with them which is very dangerous. Faith Seeds provides a safe and educational option for young children.
Some children, because of special conditions, are unable to attend a regular school. Children in this program receive education from Faith Seeds staff who work with them to raise their education level and break barriers so they are able to eventually attend school.
Derived from the work with the communities, we have been able to identify many cases of malnutrition. With the help of nutritionists and medical specialists, we work to fight this epidemic in our children.
The main objective of this program is to contribute to the formation of valuable individuals in the community - to embody values such as love, respect, perseverance, peace, kindness and solidarity.
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