In the town of San Pedro La Laguna on beautiful Lake Atitlán in the Guatemala highlands, students need assistance to study beyond grade school when their families cannot afford the cost of tuition, uniforms, books, and supplies.
With the help of our friends at the Cooperativa Spanish School, we’re matching people who are willing to provide scholarships (‘becas’ in Spanish) with students of promise so they can continue their studies through secondary school and potentially beyond. The cost is $400 to $600 per year depending on the age of the student and donors typically commit to 6 years of sponsorship, 1 year at a time. Students are encouraged to continue to study at the university level with their original sponsor or a new 1.
We currently have nearly 70 sponsored students. We’re hoping to add more students each year and to impact education in San Pedro in additional positive ways. We have established an emergency food and medical fund and also help support the Cooperativa School’s home construction and family aid projects. Donations of any size are gratefully received – please see the Donate page for more information.