FUNDACION PAIZ: INDIGENOUS INSTITUTE "NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL SOCORRO"

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

NGO Name: Fundacion Paiz

Location:Guatemala

  

THE CHALLENGE

Fundacion Paiz works to strengthen the national education system by implementing projects that target both students and educators in order to transform Guatemalan society.

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The project gives young indigenous women from rural and isolated areas of the country the ability to continue their studies in a safe and private space. Through a scholarship that includes school enrollment, lodging, food and educational materials, these young women can complete their secondary education. In addition, they have the opportunity to take courses in art, entrepreneurship, specialized sciences and more, all of which would normally be inaccessible. The program also considers working with other organizations to improve leadership and citizenship skills that students need.