GIVING CHILDREN THE TOOLS AND SKILLS TO FULFILL THEIR DREAMS
Developing Scholars works with and provides financial aid to a network of community-based primary schools to provide free education for poor and destitute children in rural communities in Guatemala. Our programs work to provide a flexible education model that is simple yet effective in the most remote regions where there is no provision of education for children. It works in full partnership with local community leaders – seeking the support of district authorities and the agreement of national governments.
All of this is to ensure that the grassroot educational programs are locally anchored, protecting indigenous languages, cultures and customs. We work with leaders and staff to develop schools that teach the national curriculum in addition to introducing appropriate, innovative and complementary vocational skills. In doing so, we seek to break the cycles of poverty that exist in the communities we work. Therefore our schools target the skills, knowledge and attributes that will equip young people with the life skills essential for the development of them, their families and their communities.