OUR  PROJECTS
IN GUATEMALA

NEW:
School  Project "Chocantariy"

COMPLETED: The Education Centre in Chocruz
(To see the project’s description,
please click the
Italian webpage)

The Surgery at Santiago Zamora

Help for "Street Kids":
The Day Care Center "El Buen Samaritano" in Jocotenango


Why Guatemala?
 

"Escuela Chocantariy"

OUR SCHOOL PROJECT FOR HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN LIVING IN AN EXTREMELY POOR COMMUNITY IN THE HIGHLANDS OF GUATEMALA

"Some 60 per cent of the school age population live in rural areas, but only 24.5 per cent of the schools are in the rural areas."
UNICEF REPORT (http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/guatemala.html)

The project started in 2003 with a school founded by parents of the community for some 40 students, with shanties as classrooms. It was such a great decision of them in order to fight the high rate of illiteracy and a very big effort for them being of the poorest!  

To going on they looked for a partner and they could quickly find it in our organization. Further on and with the management and support of Children’s Charity Onlus Italia it has developped in three big concrete buildings, where now 400 (four hundred) students are learning their primary school lessons, teached in two languages: Spanish (the national language of Guatemala) and K’ich’e (one of the 22 Mayan idioms).



Have a look, please, at the project description:
"Escuela Chocantariy"
     
2003: Shanties erected by fathers of the comunity to start the school project. Hundreds of Mayan kids, from 5 to 15 years old, requesting basic school education. 2006: about 400 students, all of them belonging to very poor families, receive daily lessons in their new school, a big concrete building

IF YOU HAVE THE POSSIBILITY TO HELP, YOU WILL BE VERY WELCOME!

Children’s Charity not only offers free instruction, but also provides daily nutritional food  to hundreds of hungry kids – as at their home there is nothing else than some tortilla of maize … 

Children's Charity is a private, non-denominational and independent organization, uniquely based on volunteering work: 100 % of each donation received is given to our relief projects.

All administration and travel costs are paid privately!

 
SOCIAL-EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS IN ITALY

"Ethnic Music Workshop"
Alternative Music Lessons for School Children

Education for  Solidarity and Tolerance towards People of Different Civilizations
"
Come closer to distant cultures by learning to know them"




 

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