Huehuetenango

About The Location & History 

30 years ago, the education system in the remote areas near Huehuetenango, Guatemala was not good. Children would graduate from elementary school (grade 6) and then would be forced to make a difficult choice: to commute hours away (i.e walking) OR to move and live in a different city to attend secondary school. Sadly, many children stayed home, quit school, and found low-paying jobs. Without education, there is was little hope of improving their situations and life.

Who Are We Partnering With? 

Together with Gilberto and Ruth Noriega, ImpactHope has been involved in the region impacting the quality of education. Together with Gilberto and Ruth, over 28 schools have been started by Christian churches who desire to impact their communities and provide the avenue for parents to have their children receive a high level education which will ultimately provide the knowledge and skills to the new generation to escape the cycle of poverty. ImpactHope has been involved in 14 of the 28 schools which are now fully sustainable.

Our Workers: Gilberto & Ruth

What Is The Initiative?

30 years ago, the education system in the remote areas near Huehuetenango, Guatemala was not good. Children would graduate from elementary school (grade 6) and then would be forced to make a difficult choice: to commute hours away (i.e walking) OR to move and live in a different city to attend secondary school. Sadly, many children stayed home, quit school, and found low-paying jobs. Without education, there is was little hope of improving their situations and life.

Churches who desire to impact their communities provide the avenue for these schools to exist and for children in the community to receive a high-level education which will ultimately provide the knowledge and skills to escape the cycle of poverty.  Many Guatemalan families make huge financial sacrifices for their children in the hope of escaping poverty. Education provides them with that hope!

The goal is simple:” assist the next generation to escape the cycle of poverty through quality Christian education. 

Causes Being Addressed:

EDUCATION