Public Schools In Guatemala Don’t Make the Grade

A teracher at a private school where several Dorie's Promise kids attend school.

By Heather Radu –

Abraham and Yire attend El Shaddai, a private Christian school in Guatemala.As we look ahead to 2018, I want to ask you to help us continue to make sure our children get the best education possible.  (The new children we have taken in from the fire have made this need even more clear to me.)

The problem is, sending our children to public school is not really an option.  The schools in Guatemala City are not like the public schools in the United States.  I’ve toured them and talked with the principals, and so has our director Alej Diaz.  We both agree, we need to make the extra effort to get our children into private education.

Believe me when I tell you that if you lived here you would do anything it took to put your child in private education.

The public schools are simply substandard and honestly a little dangerous.

Please stand with me and consider a special gift to help make sure that each and every one of our children receives the education they need to learn and mature.

The average cost of sending a child to a private school in Guatemala is $1,700 per year. That’s just about $142 a month — which covers tuition, books, uniforms, after-school activities, tutoring, supplies, and transportation.

Ana and Maria are ready to head to school.I would like to invite you to help us give our children an exceptional educational experience through your kind giving.

Our goal is to raise $25,500 by December 31.  I don’t know what you could give. Maybe you could give a gift of $1,000 or $500? Maybe that’s too much. Maybe you are better able to give a gift of $50 or $100?  Anything you can give will make a difference.  Please know that whatever God lies on your heart to contribute, I want to urge you to give it today.

Give Today!

Let me hear from you soon, we are making plans for schooling for each of our children as you read this.

Thank you again, for all you do to help our children. You are a blessing to them!

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