EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT
THE GIFT OF EDUCATION IS CRAVED & GREATLY APPRECIATED BY YOUNG PEOPLE IN LATIN AMERICA.
358 CHILDREN WERE ENROLLED IN THE EDUCATION CENTER IN 2021
An education for one of our young people lifts self-confidence and employability prospects. With some having not yet finished schooling, many of the young people we support with education are often up to five years behind where their age dictates they should be. The gift of education to a young person in Latin America under such circumstances is craved and greatly appreciated.
The average Guatemalan child attends school for only 4 years
3 out of 10 students graduate from 6th grade
Adult literacy rates average is 74.5% of the population
The United States Agency for International Development, USAID
"I AM SO HAPPY BECAUSE IF SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME 5 YEARS AGO I WOULD GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL I WOULD HAVE NEVER BELIEVED THEM".
59 YOUNG PEOPLE RECEIVED AN EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP IN 2021
"I GOT REALLY EXCITED ABOUT FURTHERING MY EDUCATION, FOR ME IT WAS AN UNREACHABLE DREAM YOU BELIEVED IN ME AND TOLD ME IT WAS POSSIBLE".
CURRENTLY TRAINING TO BE A NICODEMUS MENTOR
JOSSY, NOW A QUALIFIED PARAMEDIC, WORKS FULL-TIME WITH A STREET RESCUE TEAM IN GUATEMALA AND IS A VOLUNTEER PARAMEDIC IN HER SPARE TIME.
VOLUNTEER PLACEMENTS & EMPLOYMENT
Young people are equipped and empowered to become community leaders by supporting them into volunteer placements and employment. Young people are also equipped as Mentors, enabling them to mentor someone else just as they were during their transition into adulthood.
YOUNG PEOPLE PASSIONATE ABOUT SERVING OTHERS HAVING EXPERIENCED RESTORATION FOR THEMSELVES