Our main focus is improving education in Central America. We introduce English classes for underprivileged children in local non-profits and public schools. We also organize funding campaigns to promote specific educational projects. We regularly host European volunteers in Mexico , and Guatemala.
We believe in education as a long-term investment to tackle poverty. Education creates an infrastructure for future economic development that will, one day, pay back these efforts to the communities where these children grew up.
Speaking English in Central America is a valuable plus for any starting career. The average level of the language is low and tourism is an increasing industry with huge potential in Mexico and Guatemala. Tourism had a continuous double digit growth in the past 10 years and it represents the 9% GDP of the region, providing labor opportunities to thousands of young people with little education. For these children, speaking some English will open one of the few available doors in their country.
For volunteers, teaching English is a job that no one else can do in these villages. There are no English teachers accessible to poor children in these countries. Their work can not be replaced by local workforce and this makes it specially rewarding.