Support the Education for the Children Foundation!
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Dear friend, In January I will begin my first year teaching English and PE classes at the School of Hope, or Escuela de Esperanza, in Jocotenango, Guatemala. The school is just one aspect of the  Education for the Children Foundation. ...

Dear friend,

In January I will begin my first year teaching English and PE classes at the School of Hope, or Escuela de Esperanza, in Jocotenango, Guatemala. The school is just one aspect of the  Education for the Children Foundation. EFTC runs a fundraiser in the form of a 3-day trek on 3 Guatemalan volcanos in order to support this school and I would like to participate. This epic event is appropriately dubbed, the BIG VOLCANO CHALLENGE.

Why help? Education for the Children

Guatemala, like many Central American countries, has suffered a tumultuous war in the not so distant past. In it's current state, 75% of Guatemalans live in extreme poverty. As such, nearly 50% of Guatemalan children under the age of five suffer from chronic malnutrition. This is the highest rate in Central American, including Haiti.

The School of Hope is just one way in which the Education for the Children Foundation work to fulfil their vision of alleviating poverty in Guatemala. 

The foundation's mission is "to break the cycle of poverty by providing children and young adults with the education, food, health care and social services they need to thrive in school and beyond." http://www.eftc.org.uk/about-us

The Education for the Children Foundation identifes children in need and works to keep them off the streets not only through education but by providing them with two nutritious meals a day, health care, social services, safe water and safer housing options for the children and their families. 

I would greatly appreciate any support in this endeavor. The foundation is making a strong effort to provide an incredible resource for a community very much in need. Their approach is both holistic and conscientious to work with what Jocotenango wants and needs to break the cycle of poverty. Any amount contributes positively to these efforts. Please feel free to forward and share my page with anyone that you think might also be interested. 

All of my southern-fried love,

Claire

PS- happy holidays HEY YOU!

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