Our mission

To alleviate generational poverty for thousands of children in Jocotenango, Guatemala through nutrition, health care, and holistic education.

Los Patojos
Dreams & Ideas in Action

Los Patojos provides free education to more than 400 children and youth in Jocotenango, Guatemala each year.

The ultimate goal: to educate every child, instilling the next generation with the confidence and dignity needed to break the cycle of poverty and achieve their goals.

But we need your help to do more.

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Students have benefited from a free education at Los Patojos

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Nutritious meals served daily

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Children and their families treated by in-house doctor

Learn about the future secondary school & community centre

The original school was designed for primary students only. It is now overflowing with students from Grades 1 to 11. The next step is to build El Patojismo, a secondary school designed for the educational needs of senior students.

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Learn about the future secondary school & community centre

The original school was designed for primary students only. It is now overflowing with students from Grades 1 to 11. The next step is to build El Patojismo, a secondary school designed for the educational needs of senior students.

LEARN

Learn about the future secondary school & community centre

The original school was designed for primary students only. It is now overflowing with students from Grades 1 to 11. The next step is to build El Patojismo, a secondary school designed for the educational needs of senior students.

News & Stories

Exciting news about the Secondary School!

We have begun work on our new land for the Secondary School Campus.

Because of a generous donation by two of the directors of Give Kids a Chance, Bryan and Rosi Levman, we were able to purchase land to build the secondary school and community centre. (more…)

Los Patojos supports the community during COVID-19

These are challenging times for everyone. The teachers and team at Los Patojos are doing everything possible to ensure our students and families are safe, healthy and have enough food on their tables. (more…)

Meet the Founder of Los Patojos

While working as a teacher in Guatemala, Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes saw his students struggling with many issues that his own generation had faced, including drug abuse and gangs. (more…)