I’ll never forget the first time I saw the school.
It was in one of the worst neighborhoods in Guatemala City. There was an overarching sense of hopelessness. Dilapidated homes and trash were on every corner, and people poured out into the streets.
My heart was heavy and I knew God led me here for a reason.
When I entered the school, everything changed. Infectious smiles of the students and teachers greeted me as I visited the simple, barely furnished classrooms. The teachers and students didn’t have much, but there was plenty of laughter and joy. It was a beacon of light among the gloom of Guatemala.
That day, it became clear. Those children and teachers needed our help.
In Guatemala, over 59% of the population lives in poverty. Many families are unable to afford the cost of uniforms, books, supplies, and transportation, forcing many children to drop out. 2 million children in Guatemala do not attend school.
We have the chance to transform Guatemala through education.
Global Education Plus began as a small ministerial organization and today, we stand strong as a non-profit that changes lives. Over the last 23 years, we’ve collaborated with local organizations in Guatemala to bring educational resources to children, students, and teachers.
Together, we can inspire children to reach their potential.
How you can show your support:
- Check out our video, Hope Begins at School
- Read the Impact of our work on our blog
- Sign up for GEP’s newsletter to stay up to date with news & events
- Like our Facebook page – Global Education Plus
- Donate any amount to provide services to help children, students, and teachers
- Provide tuition and supplies for students ages 3-12 for only $50/month
Partner with us to reach our 2017 goal of raising $50,000 to inspire hope, empower the community, and give children a chance to succeed.
Dr. Bob Drummond, CEO