01 Jul
  • By Theresa DeSouza
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Education is Hope is La Esperanza

The Becas Program awards around 300 scholarships annually. One scholarship covers the cost of a uniform, basic school supplies, and use of the tutoring center. Most students in Guatemala stop their schooling by 6th grade because their parents do not have the financial means. A scholarship provides a life-changing education for students who would not otherwise be able to reach their full potential.

$54 = sends one child to school for the year. That is only $4.50/month.

[framed_box bgColor=”#14a299″ textColor=”#FFFFFF” rounded=”true”]Did you know…
The Guatemalan Human Rights Commission estimates only 62% of Guatemalan children complete 6th grade, and less than 11% complete a secondary education.


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Mail checks to:

UPAVIM Community Development Foundation
c/o Janessa Landeck
1700 Sheely Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Be sure to note the Scholarship Fund on the memo line.

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