San Lucas Toliman Scholars
San Lucas Toliman is a small Mayan town in the highlands of Guatemala. The town has a population of about 14,000. The main work in the community is harvesting coffee. By UN standards, the majority of the people live in poverty or extreme poverty.
Many children who finish primary school don't continue on to Secondary school, because of the expense involved. Parents have to pay fees in all local secondary schools (Guatemalan government only subsidizes grades 1-6).
San Lucas Toliman Scholars is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to give good students the opportunity to continue to study after they finish primary school (6th grade). The cost to sponsor a student for 7th, 8th and 9th grade is $250/year for a total of $750.
For more information, contact AJ Garis, or click here.