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Niños de Guatemala

Organization Description

Niños de Guatemala is a Dutch-Guatemalan nonprofit working to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala by providing quality education to those who need it most. Since our founding in 2006, we have opened two primary schools and one middle school which now serve more than 470 Guatemalan children from low-income families in the towns of Ciudad Vieja and San Lorenzo el Cubo.

Causes

Niños de Guatemala empowers communities in marginalized areas of Guatemala. We achieve this by providing education that extends beyond the traditional classroom across three levels: students, their families, and the larger community.

NDG has always felt that our programs belong to those they serve. Our projects are directed and run by Guatemalan staff, which helps to create jobs and foster a sense of local ownership. Each school is responsible for developing its own curriculum and afterschool programs as well as managing its finances. NDG’s role is to provide training, monitoring and evaluation.

We aim to be sustainable both at the organizational and community level through initiating and supporting social business activities and fostering an entrepreneurial spirit. Within five years of launching a school, our team in Guatemala must be able to raise 100% of its operational costs.  To help with this goal, we’ve opened two social businesses in Antigua.

Skills Needed

Volunteers for Niños de Guatemala should be at least 18 years old, commit to at least one month of time at our schools and be willing to join us in our fundraising endeavors to support our schools. Spanish is desired but not required.

Solutions

We take a holistic approach to education providing psychology and social work services alongside a nutritional program.

You can help

They need your active support. You can check their website to get more information.

Website: https://ninosdeguatemala.org/volunteer-options/
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