Please help me make myself useful for the first time in over a year and to hopefully make a positive difference, however small, to a few kid's lives in the process, as a volunteer for Niños De Guatemala.
NDG's main projects are the elementary schools 'Nuestro Futuro' in Ciudad Vieja, and ‘El Porvenir’ in San Lorenzo El Cubo. These elementary schools offer education to children from the poorest families in the local area.
Students at both schools receive classes according to the Guatemalan national curriculum which ensures that students leaving after the 6th grade receive a diploma that is recognized throughout the country.
The charity asks that I raise $250 to become an eligible volunteer. I am very grateful for any help you can give to help me reach my goal before my start date of 13th March, when I will be hoping to start as a tutor, focusing on small group tutoring where children having difficulties with the standard curriculum receive tutoring and homework assistance by teachers and volunteers.
More information below:
Niños de Guatemala asks our volunteers to fundraise a minimum of $250 prior to arriving in Guatemala. This money goes directly towards the support of our projects, and will aid immensely in the development and the future of the organization. In organizing a fundraiser, our volunteers are able to both help the organization as well as spread the word about their impending time in Guatemala. Additionally, our volunteer's families and friends are given an opportunity to support both the volunteer in their endeavors and Niños de Guatemala remotely. Every little bit helps!