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EDUCATION AND HOPE

Breaking the cycle of poverty through education and love … because an educated child is a gift to the world.

Norwalk, CT   |  www.educationandhope.org

Mission

Education and Hope is a non-profit organization empowering change through education and wellness in the western highlands of Guatemala. Founded on the belief that education is a fundamental human right, and that all the world’s children deserve to be educated, we strongly believe that education is the most effective agent to truly break the cycle of poverty.

Ruling year info

1999

Founder/Executive Director

Julie Coyne

Main address

Po Box 486

Norwalk, CT 06856 USA

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EIN

06-1532033

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Health (General and Financing) (E80)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At least 65% of Guatemalans are illiterate and only three of ten children graduate from the sixth grade. Unless access to education is increased, the situation of extreme poverty and all that stems from it (poor health, high infant mortality, malnutrition, and reduced life expectancy) will continue to endanger the lives of Guatemalans.

Public education is not free in Guatemala and registration fees, materials, and uniforms, can cost more than half of a family's annual income.

Malnutrition
9% of children under age five suffer from chronic malnutrition, increasing to a staggering 80% in rural, indigenous communities.

Poverty
More than half the population living below the poverty line, many children – especially rural and indigenous children are forced to drop out of school to help support their families or because they are unable to afford the cost of uniforms, books, supplies and transportation.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Comprehensive Educational scholarships

Education and Hope provided scholarships to children and young adults. In addition to covering registration fees and monthly tuition costs, we provide each student with a new backpack filled with school supplies, a school uniform, a pair of school shoes and sneakers, bus fare to get back and forth to school, and any materials required throughout the year. We also help to cover any necessary medical expenses. The amount of each individual scholarship varies according to the particular expenses of that child’s educational institution and the economic situation of each family

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

In order to thrive in school, children need to be healthy and well-nourished; they need shoes on their feet and backpacks to carry school supplies; they need access to proper hygiene and they need to feel loved. Every afternoon our students enjoy a hot shower (unavailable to most at home), nutritious meals, and tutoring. Hand-in-hand with our concern for access to education is our concern for the physical, emotional and social well-being of each student in our program. The after school program is our way of nurturing the holistic well-being in each child we work with.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Everyday we provide three hot meals a day.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

In recent years we have formalized an early childhood education program to care for the small children of our employees who have no one to care for them while their mothers work. Morning meals, play time, reading readiness, baths and naps are all part of the loving attention they receive. We are pleased to see evidence of this “head start”when our little ones begin kindergarten more readily able to adapt to their new environment.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Education and Hope nurtures the whole child. Focused on strengthening core life skills through educational achievement, after-school programs, nutrition, health care and mental wellness, Education and Hope nurtures the whole child. Programs focus on the core of a child’s learning potential, health and metal wellness, safety and caring environment, empathy and self-respect and love

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

We recognize that the stability of the family in inextricably linked to the success of the student and we contribute in small ways to helping families through crises that might impact a student’s education.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We believe that education is the most effective means to truly break the cycle of poverty. A promise is made to each child welcomed into the scholarship program that we will provide assistance to them for as long as they wish to continue their studies, the only condition being their commitment to success. We are deeply committed to fulfilling that promise.

Education and Hope nurtures the whole child through opportunities aimed at building academic performance, positive behavior change and emotional resilience.

Our work at Education and Hope focuses on strengthening academic achievement and core life skills through comprehensive scholarships, after school programs, balanced nutrition, health care, psycho-social wellness and family outreach. Together, through passion and perseverance, we have created a refuge, a safe place where children can grow in the love they need to thrive.

Core Capabilities:

Comprehensive Educational Scholarships
Education and Hope provides scholarships to children and young adults. In addition to covering registration fees and monthly tuition costs, we provide each student with a new backpack filled with school supplies, a school uniform, a pair of school shoes and sneakers, bus fare to get back and forth to school, and any materials required throughout the year.

After-School Programs:
In order to thrive in school, children need to be healthy, well-nourished and feel loved. Every afternoon our students enjoy a hot shower (unavailable to most at home), nutritious meals, and tutoring. Hand-in-hand with our concern for access to education is our concern for the physical, emotional and social well-being of each student in our program. The after school program is our way of nurturing the holistic well-being in each child we work with.

Nutrition, wellness, employment and family outreach:
We recognize that no one can concentrate if they are hungry - which is why we serve three hot meals daily to everyone in our program. We have 19 cooks and housekeepers who provide hot, nutritious meals to 150 people every day. They are all mothers or grandmothers of students in our program, and many are the sole income providers for their families. Only a few of these women were given the opportunity to attend school. Lack of education makes it very challenging to find a job that pays well enough to support a family. We are proud to offer stable employment to so many people, and each day we feel the ripple effect that this economic stability provides.
We also help to cover any necessary medical aide expenses and we recognize that the stability of the family is inextricably linked to the success of the student. In addition we contribute in small ways to helping families through crises that might impact a student's education.

impact of our work since 1998:
Total Educational Scholarships Provided: 3,318
After School Programs: 1,741 Children have attended
Healthy Meals - 913,116 meals served

We have recently intensified our focus on reading comprehension by hiring an educator to work solely as a Reading Specialist. Time to read aloud and be read to; quiet time with a supportive, encouraging adult; a clean floor with cozy pillows and a growing collection of colorful books to read. Our reading room is making a decisive impact in both comprehension and confidence, helping kids to shine.

Financials

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EDUCATION AND HOPE

Board of directors
as of 02/01/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Karen Elders