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With the addition of Grade 11, the new Secondary School has become even more essential. The plans are complete, we need your help to build the campus!
Because of a generous donation by two of the Directors of Give Kids a Chance, Bryan and Rosi Levman, we have purchased land to build a high school/college. The original school was designed for 250 students and we will have 410 in 2020.
This is a very significant event for our students as in Guatemala less than 40% of students are even enrolled in high school and far less graduate. 91% of El Patojismo students graduated.
Give Kids A Chance received a grant for Chromebook computers from the Rotary Club of Kelowna, B.C. All the teachers from the 5th Grade up to the 9th Grade are using the Chromebooks in Computer classes, Mathematics, English, Science and Social Studies.
In Guatemala over 300,000 children are unable to attend primary school, only 50% attend Grades 7 – 9. With the addition of Grade 9, we will give all our students an opportunity to graduate from Grade 9 with continued support to attend Grades 10 and 11, the finals years of High School in Guatemala.
El Patojismo adds Grade 8 with plans for Grade 9 for the coming year. The medical clinic receives an ultrasound scanner a generous donation of the Ptarmigan Charitable Foundation.
Juan Pablo recognized his community was troubled. Gangs ruled the streets, corruption, drugs, alcohol abuse, and poverty were a dire threat for the future of the next generation. In response, he created the school, El Patojismo, in his parent's home. The school grew to 150 students with a single toilet, far too small.