Your Donations will Make a Difference
Sponsoring a scholarship
One of the most rewarding ways to Be an Amigo is to sponsor a student through the scholarship program. As a sponsor you will receive a letter containing a photo of your sponsored child and biographical information. You also receive updates to learn more about how the scholarship program is impacting his or her life. You receive three letters during the school year from your student to help you learn about your student’s life through his or her own words and experiences. You can either provide a scholarship for a middle school student for $400 or a high school student for $800. Either way you are giving a student the opportunity of a lifetime.
Apply to be a Sponsor
Donate to Sponsor a Scholarship
Providing Educational Support
Besides our scholarships, there are many ways your donation can help with our educational efforts. For example your donation would help us keep our library open, where the students can study and have internet access as well as support our Saturday morning English classes. These additional funds help support many special programs for the students.
Donate to Provide Educational Support
Supporting Healthcare Needs
Access to good medical care can be as vital as access to a good education for these children. Your donation helps cover some of these medical needs and training from providing vision care to purchasing catheters and other medical equipment. Each year Amigos de Guatemala takes on a major medical project. Most recently has been training indigenous midwives and medical professionals about how to address breathing challenges with a newborn during the Golden Minute. Many students are identified with dental issues ranging from minor decay to major issues such as infection and the need for root canals. Between funds from Amigos de Guatemala for materials and the donation of Dr. Jenner Argueta’s oral surgery expertise, these youth were able to have their dental needs addressed.
Donate to Support Healthcare Needs
Being an Amigos Friend
With commitment to 62 scholarship students and various community health initiatives, we have constant and unpredictable needs not specifically addressed by our main funding categories. Your contribution could allow us to keep the computers and printers running, fix a photocopier, or help with a Mayan family emergency.
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