Volunteer in an educational program in Antigua Guatemala
This story began in 2006 when a Dutch volunteer, Marten Dresen, visited Guatemala to learn Spanish. Upon seeing the situation and pressing need for quality education for children, Dresen returned to the Netherlands to establish Niños de Guatemala. He began raising awareness about this need and raised funds to construct the first school, Nuestro Futuro. This primary school opened their doors to the community in Ciudad Vieja in 2008. Following this constructoin, El Porvenir began their educational program in San Lorenzo el Cubo in 2012. 2014 was a great year for Nuestro Futuro with their first graduating class!
Niños de Guatemala provides education for low income families in the community serving students from pre-kindergarten to middle school.
English: Students recieve 10 hours a week of English classes. English is necessary to prepare students for employment opportunties in the tourism industry in Guatemala.
Computer Science: Computer skills are necessary in todays world in order to obtain better opportunities for employment and higher income. Students at Niños de Guatemala
Reinforcements: This afterschool program provides students with extra opportunities to learn and receive reinforcements in subjects such as mathematics, literature, writing, english, etc. This program is carried out with 5-7 students per class for 2 hours, 3 times a week.
Tutoring: Tutoring is also offered to students as well as those with learning disabilities. Volunteers are requireed to tutor for a minimum of 2 months.
Artistic Expression: This program focuses on developing a student’s creative capacity to discover their potential in different areas such as sports, art, music, etc. This program is offered for 2 hours 2 times a week.
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