January is the beginning of the school season in Guatemala and this year GHA is glad to be able to help 65 students pursue their education. For the primary aged kids, it is often just school supplies, shoes, backpacks and any mentoring necessary. But older students often need books, transportation, registration and costly school fees. Some, whose hometowns have no school, need expenses for living away from home.
We are proud this year to have 7 students at university level. For these indigenous youths, living in extreme poverty, often raised in homes where no Spanish is spoken and parents are illiterate, this is a truly awesome accomplishment. It has taken sacrifice from the entire family, and immense commitment from the students to get to this level. All work weekdays and study on weekends.
Below.....some of our becados...scholarship recipients....this year