ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
We believe in empowering not just artisans, but also their families.
Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in Central America and has among the highest rates of income disparity and gender inequity in the world.
There is little access to education for children in remote villages – especially girls. The cost of tuition, school supplies and transportation is often prohibitive for families. We aim to provide scholarships for artisans’ children in all Wakami Communities.
The aim of the program is to encourage children between the ages of 6 and 18 to stay in school.
Our scholarship program provides an economic incentive to encourage families to invest in their children’s education. It partially ﬁnances a family’s expenses for school.
Now more than ever they need your help!
Your scholarship dollars can keep a family from having to choose between sending their child to school or sending their child to work.
Through the Wakami training, artisans have learned that education can transform lives from poverty to prosperity. That’s why their children have a school attendance rate that is 75% higher than the national average. But the cost of school is becoming prohibitive for many families.