Education for the Children (EFTC), founded in 2003, is a registered charity in Guatemala, the UK and US. EFTC’s School of Hope in Jocotenango, a town on the outskirts of Antigua, has hundreds of children and teenagers attending the school. The students also receive nutritious food, healthcare, shelter and community support. It is the very first non-profit school in Guatemala to develop a fully bilingual programme (Spanish/English) that offers students the opportunity to study from kindergarten through to junior high. For graduating students, EFTC offers a full scholarship to study a course of choice until entrance to employment.
Volunteer roles include: English/Spanish Teacher's Assistant; English Tutor for 7-23 year olds; Academic Tutor for 15-23 year olds; After School Activity Coordinator; Librarian; Communications Intern; Social Department Intern; IT Collaborator; Volunteer Grant Writer; Measurement & Evaluation Assistant; and Administrative Assistant; or a combination of roles.
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You can choose your own accommodation or stay with one of our trusted 'host families' in the town of Antigua, Guatemala. They generally charge Q700 (about £64 / US$93 / €84) per person, per week. You’d have your own bedroom and share the bathroom, dining room and living area.