EDUCATION

After the training provided by FUNDAP, teachers working in the ¨Escuela Oficial Rural Mixta¨ of the San José Las Delicias community have assumed the role of ‘Trainer of Trainers’ and they have become a developmental tool in the region. The commitment, creativity, and delivery shown characterizes them as a unique team.

LISSA, LESBI, ANALI, LENDRA, ESLY AND FEDERICO, TEACHERS

WHO WE ARE

We are a program of FUNDAP that was constituted in 1992, and is dedicated to the design, execution, and validation of projects and / or educational programs and professional technical training, which have the characteristics of relevance, innovation, and integrality, directed especially to the most vulnerable Guatemalan communities; to direct their own development through the local organization that allows them to believe in themselves and generate growth, respecting their values and decision-making power.

WHAT WE DO

The program constitutes one of FUNDAP’s avenues for the promotion of development whose objective is: to promote the development of the people and their community, through the access and use of formal education and professional technical training programs. Our purpose is to help the underprivileged population, especially children, young people, and women, have access to training programs that contribute to their integral development. At the same time, we work with key community leaders so that, based on their organization, management, and leadership, they can promote educational actions for their population.

HOW WE WORK

With the vision of serving different segments of the population and their needs, the Education Program has established two different lines of action: the community support sector for education, which seeks access to and permanence in basic education, strengthening local organization, updating and teaching qualification under the principles of access, quality, and equity; the sector of generation of capacities for the labor insertion, whose strategic axes are the competitive and high-level technical business training, the strengthening of entrepreneurial ideas, and education for work, in order to achieve a decent job for everyone.

The supported area has an extension of 34,374 Km2 (13,272 Square miles), which represent 31.57% of the national territory.

Results of 2019

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PEOPLE

were assisted through the Education Program

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COLABORATORS

comprise the Education Program team

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SCHOOLS

assisted through the Educational Quality program

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YOUNG PEOPLE

trained through our enterprise development centers

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GIRLS

assisted through the Scholarship for Girls program

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ENTREPRENEURS

assisted through the Business School program

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PEOPLE

finished different levels through CIEM

OUR OFFICES

EDUCATION HEADQUARTERS

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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ACTIONS

Education Program
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Scholarships for girls
This initiative supports groups of vulnerable girls and young women in achieving permanence in school, allowing them access to opportunities for improvement, both for themselves and for their families. This initiative includes extracurricular training and family support so that, together, they can design the path of their own development.
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Promotion of Educational Quality
The purpose of this initiative is to promote the permanence of children in the classroom, reducing repetition rates and strengthening the educational community, by supporting rural schools with pedagogical, technical, and administrative inputs to achieve an improvement in the quality of the education.
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Institutes by Cooperative
An important part of the program are the junior high and high school-level educational centers that, based on community participation, promote the training of school age young people, empowering them to work, and furthermore, promote the development of the rural environment and socio-professional assimilation.
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Educational Centers (CIEM)
In the Comprehensive Maturity Training Centers, the primary purpose is to provide educational services to young workers and adults who, due to personal circumstances linked to their socio-economic and cultural situation, dropped out of school. It offers general and business training, thus generating conditions for job placement.
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Business School
This program seeks to transform the business practices of microenterprises, so that they are sustainable and are able to generate employment, through two methodologies: A) Boost, aimed at incipient businesses so that they know and apply good practices; B) MBA, a transformative model that promotes the development of skills and pursues business success.
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Technical training
The purpose of this program is to contribute to the development and/or strengthening of occupational skills as a means for job placement. The training plans are comprehensive, with humanistic, business and leadership themes. It has two modalities: A) CEDES, occupational technical training directly in the communities; B) Technical Centers, which are physical facilities provided with training workshops in different areas, located in converging cities.