A New School Year Begins!
A new school year is beginning here in Guatemala, and this week we were excited to spend a morning with our latest class of "Becas Con Mision" scholarship students and their parents!
This year marks our 6th year of supporting local students and their continued educational goals by providing scholarships enabling them to study at the middle and high school level. And this year, we're overjoyed to welcome our largest group of scholarship students ever, with 79 total students, 42 of whom are continuing in the program! This group of scholarship students is also our most geographically diverse—our 2019 "Becas Con Misión" students come from 17 different communities in and around the San Andrés area!
This important program provides the opportunity for students who have the desire—but not the resources—to continue their education past 6th grade, which is the only educational level that the Guatemalan government requires and readily provides.
The students are selected for the scholarship based on their economic need, as well as their grades from elementary school. After being accepted, Mission Guatemala helps to cover student's inscription and tuition costs, as well as uniforms and necessary school supplies. The students are also provided with free access to Mission Guatemala’s medical clinic!
This school year, you can help these students realize their dreams! The average monthly cost to provide scholarship is just $25 a month for middle school students and $45 a month for high school students.
To learn more, or to support these amazing students, click the link below!
And to see a full album of photos from this exciting day, click here!