Impoverished children in rural Guatemalan school need a space that is safe, clean, and useful for learning.
The elementary school in San Antonio, Solola, Guatemala provides educational opportunities for 330 students from Pre-K through 6th grade. It is a public school that operates at low cost to the families in the community.
As in-person classes resumed after the pandemic, the school quickly identified areas that need immediate improvement in order to best serve the students. This includes adding railing and roofing to turn the upper-most floor into a recreational area for children. Right now the students do not have a playground. The school needs additional handwashing stations. Currently there is only one restroom and handwashing station located on the second floor, where it is unsafe to send the younger students unsupervised. The school needs locks for doors and bars to install over windows to protect recently donated technology. The principal is also working with city officials to update infrastructure so that they have high speed internet access.
Please help provide a safe and useful environment to help empower the children to attain their educational goals and raise themselves out of poverty.