Our school gives back to local communities in Guatemala through raising awareness and funds for charities that are on the front-line.
Guatemala is a country of immense natural and cultural beauty, and home to our teachers. Yet, it also faces deep-rooted social problems, from a lack of educational opportunities to chronic malnutrition and poverty. Political corruption and the after-effects of a destructive 36-year civil war have also exacerbated the situation.
Local grass-root charities play an important role in development work in Guatemala. One such charity is Asociación Fatima, which has been established for 25 years and is poised to deliver aid to those who most need it. Local charities like Asociación Fatima are important due to their close interaction with the local community but are often overlooked for support.
We aim to give back to local communities through:
1) Working hands-on with local charities, such as Asociación Fatima. Our co-founder, Rustom, sits on their board of directors.
2) Donating part of the income from our Spanish lessons to charitable projects.
How you can help
We want to get more actively involved with charities like Asociación Fatima, helping them gain greater exposure and strengthen as organisations. Our support is achieved through directing part of the profits from our school's activities to them. When students get involved with the below activities, they are indirectly helping a wider community: