Education Empowers

Education brings hope to remote villages in Guatemala

Guatemala’s literacy rate is one of the lowest in the Americas – the rate for Guatemala’s Indigenous Maya is even lower, and lower yet for Maya women. Maya families consider education the primary means to help lift their children out of generational poverty. With at least a high school education, Maya children have a chance for gainful employment and the opportunity to become contributing citizens in their own country. Adopt-a-Village in Guatemala, a nonprofit registered in Oregon, offers educational programs to underserved Maya youth in Guatemala’s remote Western highlands. Members of the Florence Rotary club will hear about these program during their meeting this week and learn how they may partner in these education and literacy programs – presented by Emily Francona.

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