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Education For The ChildrenEducation For The Children
FTC's mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education and empowerment. We work in partnership with disadvantaged families, children and young adults in Guatemala, Central America to ensure they develop the tools they need to break free fro... Read more
FTC's mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education and empowerment. We work in partnership with disadvantaged families, children and young adults in Guatemala, Central America to ensure they develop the tools they need to break free from the cycle of poverty.
Education For The Children is a US/UK Foundation that supports the School of Hope which is in Jocotenango, Guatemala: an urban area where extreme poverty, gang crime, domestic violence and alcoholism are everyday realities. Food, healthcare, counselling and career guidance at the school remove obstacles to education and enable these students to realise their potential.
I have volunteered at The School of Hope in Jocotenango, Guatemala four times now and I'm already planning my return. This school is so special, providing education, healthcare, food, and so much more to not only the students, but the greater community. The bilingual education allows for individuals like myself who may not be fluent in Spanish to volunteer and still build meaningful relationships with the students and staff. My life has been changed forever since I began volunteering with Education for the Children foundation and I would HIGHLY recommend it to anybody!
I was at EFTC for 2 months and it was an amazing experience. As a volunteer at the school, I was an English tutor to grades 2 to 7. Overall the staff and all the other volunteers made my 6 weeks amazing. I would recommend this school to people who are looking to volunteer anywhere from 1 week to 4 months. You will gain so much appreciation for the students as well as the teachers. Definitely, try to make it out to EFTC!
One of the best experiences ! I'm amazed how the EFTC foundation doesn't just provide an education, it provides delicious food, health care, counselling and so much love for the children. I came to Guatemala hoping to give or change something for the kids ( a little naive) but I feel like the children have given me so much more! I'm going to miss all the amazing teachers and all the children. Thank you for this wonderful experience !
This Foundation runs a well organised and positive volunteer program that has tremendous impact on the local school and wider community in Jocotenango, Guatemala. There are many options for those seeking to volunteer and placements are organised depending on the individuals interests, skills and Spanish language level. The Foundation supports volunteers throughout the entire process of application, volunteer placement and departure, and has weekly volunteer meetings, teambuilding activities and other social events, which is crucial in building a strong volunteer team. My experience in Guatemala has been amazing due to the friendly and open environment within the school and volunteer community. This is a truly positive and effective volunteer oppurtunity that brings out many smiles and happiness for the children, staff, other volunteers and myself. I could not reccommend this program enough for anyone looking to volunteer overseas and truly make an impact!