Help the community of las delicias
The school in the village of Las Delicias is located in the municipality of Taxisco in the department of Santa Rosa, 90 kilometers from the capital. The community is very poor, the residents are mostly peasants who have subsistence crops or work as laborers in the neighboring farms; what they produce from corn and beans is only to feed themselves and hopefully sell a little.
Because there are very few opportunities to continue secondary and diversified studies and because of the drastic lack of basic protection goods and services, many of the girls begin motherhood at a very young age.
In primary school there are more than 300 boys and girls between 6-16 years of age, many repeat the school year for different reasons.
The needs for furniture, school equipment, and infrastructure are evident. Unfortunately this story is repeated in several of the country’s public schools. Why are these communities the focus of Start with a Smile Project? I grew up on the south coast, therefore I know the needs and shortcomings of these villages first hand, and that is why I want you to know about it.
Help is essential in order to improve the quality of life of these children and adolescents. Our short-term goals are: to collect much more school material, improve the infrastructure of the school: hygienic, pedagogical, didactic and recreational.
These dreams cannot be fulfilled without you, that’s why your contribution, support and solidarity are important to have.
The community of El Dormido is located in Santa Rosa, southern Guatemala, 180 kilometers from the capital. El Dormido is a small fishing village where opportunities for work and improvement are rare.