current authorJulie Coyneoriginal authorBeth Helmstetter

Education organization

Education and Hope

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Education and Hope

Education and Hope is a non-profit organization empowering change through education and wellness in the western highlands of Guatemala. Founded on the belief that education is a fundamental human right, and that all the world’s children deserve to be educated, we strongly believe that education is the most effective agent to truly break the cycle of poverty.

Established in 1998, Education and Hope has been fiercely dedicated to increasing access to education among children and young adults from indigenous and poor rural villages surrounding the city of Quetzaltenango. Education and Hope nurtures the whole child through opportunities aimed at building academic performance, positive behavior change, and emotional resilience.

Our work at Education and Hope focuses on strengthening academic achievement and core life skills through comprehensive scholarships, after school programs, balanced nutrition, health care, psycho-social wellness, and family outreach. Together, through passion and perseverance, we have created a refuge, a safe place where children can grow in the love they need to thrive.


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