Sparking a Love for Literacy

Here at CoEd, we often get questions about how our programs operate in Guatemala. “Do you hire teachers or send volunteers to teach in Guatemala?”, “Do you start your own schools?”, “How on earth does a non-profit in Cincinnati, Ohio work with so many...

Students: The Future of Guatemala

A disheartening 90% of kids in rural Guatemala who are living in poverty never graduate from high school. This means that schools in rural Guatemala are essentially dropout factories continuing the cycle of illiteracy and limited opportunities. [1] According to USAID,...

Creating Interest in Our Future

This year marks Cooperative for Education’s 25th anniversary! That’s right—we’ve been working in Guatemala as a bona fide non-profit organization since 1997. And what does everyone do for milestone birthdays and anniversaries? Reflect on what we’ve accomplished in the...

Rosa: Walking the Path to a Brighter Future

Eighth-grader Rosa is no stranger to hard work. She regularly helps her mother in the fields to raise additional income and tends to the family’s own crops and livestock. And if that wasn’t enough, she also walks 30 minutes each way to school every day, scaling steep,...

Will you be a force for good this holiday season?

As 2021 finally winds down, we reflect on what strange times we are living through. These last two years have been packed with uncertainty and unprecedented challenges. Although this is mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Guatemala has also suffered the effects of...