PROVIDING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES IN GUATEMALA
Issue: Many Guatemalans face malnutrition, lack of medical access, violence and unemployment. There are also low levels of education, particularly among indigenous tribes in rural areas. Many people do not finish high school. The illiteracy rate among Guatemalans over age 15 is 19% — the second-highest in the Western Hemisphere.
Response: For Compassion-assisted children, health and education are priorities. School supplies are provided when needed, and tutors are available to help with homework after school. Teens can explore vocational opportunities, and every child makes a plan for his or her future. Plus, all Compassion-assisted child have the opportunity to receive medical checkups and support.