Vida Guatemala is a non-profit organization formed by a team of Guatemalans passionate about helping and supporting their community. We are passionate about bringing Inclusive Education to the community of San Miguel Dueñas. We give our hearts and souls to every class we teach, every plate of food we serve and every action we take. The most important thing to us is that every child we work with feels happy and at home at our inclusive school "Síndrome de Amor."
Our work is based on the values of respect and equity.
We seek to create opportunities for children who would normally be excluded from education. We strive to provide quality and inclusive education that goes beyond the classroom; we also provide vocational and environmental education.
In 2012, we met 8 mothers of children with Special Educational Needs: Angela, Jenny, Benancia, Isabel, Elisa, Brenda, Mirla and Rosa. For over 9 years, they searched for an educational opportunity for their children. They tried to raise money to pay for a teacher, but the class was unsustainable.
No local authority or community leader was prepared to help.
In 2012, Vida endorsed the mission of granting these children education. Since then, in addition to education we provide vocational skills training and job opportunities for our graduate students with disabilities.