92% of donations go directly to funding our School of Hope programs.
EFTC USA is focused on bettering the lives of children
We’re an international not-for-profit that works in partnership with disadvantaged families, children and young adults in Guatemala, Central America, to ensure they develop the tools they need to break free from the cycle of poverty.
The primary mission of our not-for-profit is to raise funds for the School of Hope in Jocotenango, Guatemala: an urban area where extreme poverty, gang crime, domestic violence and alcoholism are everyday realities. Food, healthcare, counseling and career guidance at the school remove obstacles to education and enable these students to realize their full potential.
The School of Hope was the very first non-profit school in Guatemala to have a fully bilingual program (Spanish/English). Our students have the best possible start in life and a real chance to compete with graduates from more privileged backgrounds.
Education for the Children USA is a registered 501 (c)(3) charity. Established in 2007 to support the needs of the school, we have grown steadily from helping a handful of children to now educating 650 children and young adults and empowering the local community.
• Lowest literacy rate in Latin America
• 1 in 3 children do not complete primary school
• 4th highest rate of child malnutrition
Guatemala suffers from serious poverty and social issues. Although education is technically free to all, the costs of books, school supplies, transportation, uniform and food mean that many families cannot afford to send their children to public school.
Without the work of EFTC, our students’ parents wouldn’t be able to send their children to school. 20% of Guatemalan children form part of the country’s labor force – including picking beans on coffee plantations and shining shoes in town squares.
Our mission is to turn bleak futures into promising ones for our children.
We Need Your Help
Today we provide education, medical assistance, counseling, and career guidance to 650 of the poorest children in Guatemala. But we can’t do it without your help.