This is such an exciting time for Impact Guatemala! The kids enrolled at Katie’s Preschool in La Pinada returned to the classroom at the beginning of February, following a two-month winter break. Last week we celebrated another exciting milestone for Hilmar and Senderos du Luz — a new preschool class opened in La Pinada!
The second class also offers a nutritious meal and quality, age-appropriate teaching by a local teacher, all free of charge. Ms. Nidia, the classroom teacher, reported that the first day was a bit rough — imagine 10 crying preschoolers who had never left their mothers before! — but things have improved since then and the kids are settling into their fun new routine.
Studies have shown that access to early childhood education increases the ability of a child to learn and stay in school. Preschool will provide these kids with a solid foundation on which to begin their educational journey and break the cycle of poverty.
Katie’s Place was a dream many years in the making, and the second classroom is even more of a dream come true. It just wouldn't be possible without your support. Thank you for believing in Hilmar and Impact Guatemala!