Education

Genesis Project

Genesis Project is a non-profit organization, founded on July 29, 2012 in Chimaltenango. This project was initiated by a father’s need to educate his two-year-old daughter Genesis; and this desire became a possibility to help many more children. The group of children was small at first, but the need for a good education in...

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COELI and the Great Mini-Chefs

Imagine being in one of the most creative kitchens in Guatemala, one which is led by a chef who’s known for being at the forefront of world-class culinary techniques, and being able to learn from – and above all cook with – someone whom you admire. Sergio Díaz is the Executive Chef of one...

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Niños de Guatemala

Niños de Guatemala (NDG) is a Dutch/Guatemalan NGO that works to break the cycle of poverty and empower local communities around La Antigua. The organization – founded in 2006 – has three schools and provides education to 430 children between 4 and 14 years of age. The first school is called Nuestro Futuro (Our...

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WINGS’ Reproductive Health Clinic

WINGS, a reproductive rights non-profit organization, has provided reproductive health services and education to marginalized communities for more than 14 years. The organization has done this through a network of community health promoters and mobile units which host 1-day clinics in schools, health centers, and even private homes. This year the organization reached a...

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Namasté Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

On Wednesday, November 11, Fundación Namasté Guatemaya will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with the event “Businesses Supporting Microbusiness,” which will include the participation of over 45 local businesses. The event at Nina Boutique Hotel in La Antigua will include tastings of the finest cuisine from eight local restaurants, as well as a silent...

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Mi Escuelita: A True Reinforcement Project

In San Pedro Las Huertas, a village south of La Antigua, is a small house from which comes lots of laughter, colors, sounds, applause, giggles and joy. You can feel the enthusiasm by just walking past, as if there were huge potential within. Curiosity invites you to poke your head in and take a...

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108 Sun Salutations

YogAntigua is hosting its fourth 108 Sun Salutations event on March 9th at the Cerro de la Cruz to raise funds for Education for the Children Foundation (EFTC). Participants – who commit to raising either Q108 or US$108 – will do the Sun Salutation 108 times. 108 is considered a sacred number, symbolizing the...

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Primeros Pasos

Improving access to healthcare and education in rural Guatemala. It’s 8:30 in the morning and the benches are full of women waiting and chatting, sharing stories in a mix of K’iche’ and Spanish. Children mingle between them, playing and climbing. In a few minutes, the medical director will walk out of the door to...

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Las Manos de Christine NGO: How Do You Spell “Opportunity”?

“Hello! How are you?” asks a little Guatemalan boy as I’m walking toward the elementary school in El Hato. “Hello!” says another boy standing in the door of the library. Before your mind can switch from “Hola” to “Hi there,” you realize that all of the children around you – working on computers and...

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Help a child from Xela get their school supplies!

Fomento para el Desarrollo Integral (“Promoting Comprehensive Development” known by its initials in Spanish as F.D.I.) is an NGO founded in 2007 by a group of young locals and foreigners in Quetzaltenango (Xela). The NGO seeks to promote education in urban and rural areas through various educational and social programs, and to foster a...

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