Changing a country's future means investing in the education of it's people. Pre-departure Spanish lessons included.
Education in Guatemala
Guatemala is known as the land of eternal spring, with a fascinating landscape of volcanoes, ancient ruins and colourful markets. Yet, a host of urgent challenges surround the country's educational system. Poor funding, a lack of adequate resources and limited teacher traning are endemic problems, particularly in rural areas. Many children are forced to drop out of school since their families cannot afford the costs of education. Indigenous girls are among the country's most disadvantaged group with limited educational opportunities and early marriage.
Types of Projects
Spanish Marks is connected to a network of schools and organisations which help disadvantaged children and individuals. The need for volunteers is not only confined to academic areas, but can also encompass a variety of social areas, such as educating communities on women's rights, nutrition and business mentoring. Some placements also offer the opportunity to introduce your own programmes.
How it Works
Discover teaching and educational placements with fully-vetted schools, social enterprises and charities across Guatemala. Our placement advisors will work to understand your unique goals and skills and match you with tailored volunteering opportunities ranging from 2 weeks to 6 months. Online pre-departure Spanish lessons are included.
The variety of placements in Guatemala is wide-ranging, and you will be helping to break the cycle of poverty through education.