Schools in Guatemala have been closed since the start of the pandemic, and reopening is not yet in sight. While students in connected communities can tune into classes on television, students in the most remote communities, those outside the reach of electricity, are left out. When in-person school resumes, technology and digital content made available through our previous work will facilitate remedial classes for students who have been without access to education.
Change for Children has been working in Guatemala for over twenty years, extending education opportunities in remote rural communities and implementing food security and sustainable agriculture projects to help farmers diversify their crops and sustain themselves and their families in the face of climate change. Improving quality of life so that migration — which too often means risking everything — becomes less frequent is at the forefront of our activities.