Cross the Road Charity – Evelin’s classroom is one of the private schools in San Andres. The building is the library built by American Matthew Peters and his guatemalan foundation “Volunteer Peten”. We are hoping to work with Matt and the local municipality to get partial use of the library for our program.
The way I see it, there are 2 compelling educational issues that can be supported by our Guatemalan Foundation:
1. While the percentage of children receiving a basic education has increased in the last 10 years, the quality of the education is very poor, and
2. Recent high school or trade school graduates are usually unable to afford a basic college education, and they are ill-prepared for the rigors of a higher education.
We are forming the Chick Boss Cross the Road Charity to try to address these issues.
Love of learning:
Teachers in rural Guatemala are poorly trained and have few text books. Children spend most of their academic time taking dication from the teachers. We want to create programs that can be integrated into the curriculum that encourage creativity, discourse and create excitement. Once young people get a taste of how fun learning can be, they will slowly start to demand changes from their teachers. While we know that this is an oversimplification of a very serious issue, we hope that our efforts will make a small difference is the attitudes of those who wish to see Guatemala move into the 1st world.
The second goal of the foundation will be to provide direct financial assistance to young people who wish to pursue a college or university degree. We will facilitate tutoring as well as tuition assistance to those who qualify.
We will be developing our US non-profit application in the next 2 months, and will start developing our programs and accepting contributions shortly.
If you would like to provide assistance, please contact us.