GLOBAL BOOK PROJECT
WE are building a LIBRARY for an orphanage and school in Guatemela next month with Valerie Edwards mission trip and so we would love any support for the beautiful people of this country!
SOME FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Guatemala has a 3-tier system of education starting with primary school, followed by secondary school and tertiary education, depending on the level of technical training. 74.5% of the population aged 15 and over is literate, the lowest literacy rate in Central America.The recruitment and retaining of quality teachers poses a large problem in rural areas of Guatemala. Apart from the meagre pay, most teachers often come from larger towns, where they have been able to receive higher education, and, faced with a daily commute of a few hours in order to reach the rural areas, many would rather seek employment in the larger towns first. The lack of curriculum guides or teaching materials in rural schools also hamper efforts to improve education standards in those areas
The current state of education in Guatemala is significantly under-funded. Many classrooms nationwide, especially in rural Guatemala, do not meet minimum standards for many classroom space, teaching materials, classroom equipment and furniture, and water/sanitation.
Most children do not get to even attend school because they can't afford uniforms to go.
We are so excited to start a GLOBAL project to help others who can't help themselves get access to the things we tend to take for granted!
Please consider adopting a book and we will be well on our way of providing tools to help others to achieve their greatest dreams and aspirations!
GO TO www.globalbookproject.org and click on ADOPT A BOOK