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Our Goal: $50,000
Your gift can make the difference!
$20.00 ensures that each child has clean drinking water daily.
$3,600.00 pays for one year of tuition and meals for one student.
Any amount given helps secure this educational opportunity for our students.
YOUR DONATION WILL BE MATCHED UP TO $2,500 THIS GIVING TUESDAY!
With the support of Christine Shin and the New Mozart School, all donations received on Giving Tuesday, November 27th, will be matched up to $2,500! The New Mozart School is the largest music school in Palo Alto, California, offering unparalleled music lesson experiences to their students and families in the Silicon Valley. Founder Christine Shin has been a steadfast supporter of Escuela Caracol for the past decade. After visiting Escuela Caracol for the first time in 2008, she saw how creative expression was celebrated and encouraged in our children. We're are deeply thankful for her generosity!
- Education statistics have improved in the past several years, but even still only 62% of Guatemalan children make it to the sixth grade (UNICEF).
- The western highlands of Guatemala, where Escuela Caracol is located, is one of the poorest regions in Guatemala, with 80% living in poverty and 25% living in extreme poverty.
- 90% of our students are indigenous Mayan children from the lake.
- 80% of them students have the opportunity to study at Escuela Caracol thanks to our scholarship programs made possible by private donations from generous individuals and institutions in the U.S. and Europe.
“A Day in the Life…”
Over 85% of the students at Escuela Caracol, the first Waldorf school in Guatemala, are indigenous Maya who need the support of sponsors.
Guatemala has the lowest primary school completion rate in Central America. Only 1 in 10 completes lower secondary school. Through Waldorf education, Escuela Caracol is positioned as a change agent.
In one of the poorest regions in Guatemala, where 80% live in poverty and recovery from a 36 yearlong civil war continues, there is a great need for healing and comprehensive educational communities that will remove the residue of domination and exclusion, build an intercultural community and empower the people. These children need good education and they need confirmation of opportunity. Your partnership is vital to support this high-impact educational experience for the indigenous Maya children.