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.
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