Guatemala has the highest percentage of illiteracy in Central America with more than half of the population over 15, illiterate. 77% of illiterate people are located in rural areas. The rural areas lack schools, and the schools that do exist lack school materials, are over-crowded and the teachers are lowly paid.
CasaSito’s mission is to increase educational opportunities in rural areas so that those living in poverty can attend school, receive quality instruction, and obtain the skills they need to improve their lives.
Working in four regions of Guatemala: Sacatepéquez, Alta Verapaz, Quiché, Quetzaltenango, Casa Sito undertakes two approaches to achieve its mission:
- Provide educational financial assistance through their scholarship program.
- Partner with local educational centers that provide complementary education such as arts, music, and sports.
CasaSito’s vision is that those benefitting from their support will enable them to become leaders in their families, communities and beyond. They will value education, health, and personal relationships. They will strive to reach their potential and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. They will also value service and continue helping others throughout their lives.
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