Last month, our partners in Guatemala opened a preschool called Katie's Place! Located in the community of La Pinada, Katie's Place will provide education and nutritious food — free of charge! — to vulnerable children.
There are 20 children ages 4-6 enrolled in the school and they are taught by a local teacher. Every day they receive a nutritious meal and quality learning to help prepare them for grade school. This is a very exciting time for families of La Pinada because it is the first preschool to serve the children of their community!
Schools in Guatemala have a high rate of grade repetition, and almost 30% of grade one students have to repeat the grade. This new school in La Pinada will help prepare the children for first grade and provide them with a solid foundation on which to begin their educational journey.
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