According to UNICEF, it is estimated that 657,233 children in Guatemala do not attend school, which corresponds to 26% of the total population between 7 and 14 years of age.
Every year about 204,593 children abandon school–this represents 12% of all children enrolled in school!
One More Child is committed to reach One More Child and help them to go to school. That is why your sponsorship is so important for these children. It represents the opportunity to go to school, and open doors for their future.
This year One More Child, through its Sponsorship Program, distributed 118 backpacks filled with school supplies so that our children are able to attend school! While the cost of public school is free, families have to cover the expense of school supplies, books and other items. This support gives the opportunity to many children to go to school who otherwise wouldn’t be able to.
As we know, education is such a powerful tool that will enable them to change the world; their world!