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A partnership between Rotary clubs and CoEd
to promote literacy in Guatemala

 
 
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Where We Serve

Map of Central America

In developing countries like Guatemala, much of the population lives in poverty with little access to adequate jobs, medical care, and housing. Education offers the best hope for these countries to advance and to sustain that advancement into the future. Guatemala

As in most countries, there is already an educational system in Guatemala—basic infrastructures are in place such as school buildings, desks, and teachers. The quality of education, however, is very poor. The greatest reason for this is the lack of textbooks and other learning materials. Often as much as 80% of each class period is wasted in copying text and diagrams from the blackboard—information which could be provided much more effectively in textbooks.

Furthermore, many students fail to develop proper study skills because they have no books to take home for further reading and investigation. These factors result in low enthusiasm, poor performance, and high dropout rates.

Rural Schools

GLP programs serve rural Guatemala, mainly in the country’s Central and Western Highlands. Program regions are inhabited primarily by indigenous Mayan Indians and plagued by systemic poverty, illiteracy, and inequality. The school systems in these communities are under-resourced and typically neglected by government support structures.

Currently, more than 26,500 youths benefit from the Textbook Program (orange flag), more than 12,500 students study at GLP Computer Centers (blue flag), and more than 4,200 children are gaining a lifelong love of reading and learning through the Culture of Reading Program (CORP) (purple flag). The GLP has also provided 1,615 one-year scholarships (green flag).

How to Use the Interactive Map

Click on the flags to reveal more details about each school. (Please note that numbers of students are generally based on data from each school's year of entry. These numbers often fluctuate due to changes in enrollment. The most current program totals can be found on the Statistics page.)

Additionally, you can zoom in and out using the + / - icons in the lower left corner of the map. Use the legend icon icon in the upper left corner of the map to view the legend and sort by program type. Click on the fullscreen icon icon in the upper right to view the map fullscreen.