Guatemala

For most young women in the rural villages of Alta Verapaz, education beyond 6th grade is out of reach. Facing limited resources, many parents send only their sons away to school. LPGM helps to fund a $150 scholarship for girls who then have access to the same opportunities as the boys, but also feel empowered in earning their own tuition, and the Leadership Training workshop also builds their self-esteem and confidence.

Donate to Help Girls in Guatemala

125
number of young Mayan women who received leadership training through CCFC’s WALC workshops in 2017
275
the amount it costs to educate one Maya Q'eqchi' girl via the WALC Program & receive a work-study scholarship for another year of school
95
WALC participants who remain in school for another year with support of an agroecology work-study scholarship

Partnerships

 

Community Cloud Forest Conservation believes that education is the key to conservation and peace building in Guatemala.

Education

 

LPGM helps to fund a $150 scholarship for girls who then have access to the same opportunities as the boys.

Empowerment

 

CCFC’s 25-day leadership training workshop for young women accepts 160 students each fall.

Transformational Travel

 

Trips to Guatemala began in 2014, and at least two trips are planned for the next year.

Our group was transformed before my eyes when our youngest traveler joined hands with a girl from the village school. Later, we were one group, some from a rural village and some from a big city.

Julie - A Traveler to Guatemala