Chimaltenango Children's Education Fund

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Educating Tomorrow's Leaders

 In Tecpán Guatemala, the public schools only have enough space for about 50% of the population. The teachers, parents, donors, and tudents that make up the Chimaltenango Children's Education Fund understand the difficulty in affording education. While the average Guatemalan female doesn't complete the 3rd grade, CCEF envisions a Guatemala of educated men and women. Working with local Peace Corps volunteers, donors provide $15 -- 50% of a child's monthly tuition tuition -- and rest assured that 100% of the money goes directly to the child's education.

How CCEF Works

  • Teachers from schools in the Highlands of Tecpán Guatemala nominate students with demonstrated ability from families who cannot afford continuing their child's education
  • CCEF's volunteer board visits with the student, family, and teachers to assess the aptitude, enthusiasm, and needs of child.
  • CCEF seeks donor support from the United States through Peace Corps volunteers.
  • Family,  Friends, and Neighbors send small, regular donations online or through mail.
  • The CCEF volunteer board passes 100% of the donation onto the child's guardian, distributing it to ensure it covers 50% of the tuition costs (by requiring receipts from parents).