Asociación Civil DiverArte Guatemala

Registered association
(+502) 5446-5829

DiverArte Guatemala is a private, non-profit, apolitical, social-type Civil Association that promotes processes of artistic awareness, from the opening of spaces for the defense and promotion of human rights, with the purpose of contributing to the eradication of contexts of stigma and discrimination that are derived from behaviors of violence directed towards Guatemalan children, adolescents and youth.

Girls, Boys, Artists, Youth
Education, Youth, Inclusion/Special needs, Human Rights, Justice, Art and culture, Development/Community infrastructure, Leadership/Capacitation, Volunteer/Sustainable travel
Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Izabal, Jalapa, Sacatepéquez, Quetzaltenango, Quiché

Organizational contacts & locations

Contacts
Gersom Gamboa
President and Legal Representative
(+502) 5446-5829

Mission, vision & values

Mission

Our mission is to positively impact community development, through the management of prevention, protection and comprehensive care mechanisms, based on the application of new models of coexistence, that practice good living and that respond to any context generated by stigma and discrimination.

Vision

Our vision is to promote hope to be in solidarity with justice, the recognition and practice of Human Rights, which guarantee a dignified life adapted to the generational renewal of Guatemalans.

Values
We value loyalty, Honorability, commitment, and perseverance.

Products, services, and programs

Services

DiverArte Synergy is a technical and professional services on consulting in the design and development of innovative projects, which seeks to strengthen leadership programs, team building and skills development in companies, institutions and organizations in Guatemala. We have five years of experience, proposing different workshops with high impact methodologies for the management and resolution of conflicts, achieving a specialization in psycho-emotional care in educational environments.

Programs

The National Network of Educational Promoters for Peace is a network of people, who have a presence in the national territory, who have been certified as Educational Promoters for Peace and their main function is to coordinate, manage and develop actions articulated in the practice of protocols for the prevention and comprehensive care of the educational community, focusing all its efforts on ensuring spaces free of violence and healthy spaces for coexistence, in the fair and democratic application of the legal framework that recognizes access to an equitable, equal and quality education.

Organizational detail

Founded: 
2011
Number of employees: 
50+
Funding: 
Sale of products and/or services, Fundraising
Primary issue(s) / need(s) addressed

Guatemala faces high rates of violence and crime, which are understood as a broad social phenomenon that involves Guatemalan children, adolescents and youth as subjects and actors of violence, however, there are groups that are in a situation of greater vulnerability and social disadvantage. Many citizens are excluded and marginalized, who are more exposed to violence and are more vulnerable to being subjected to any act of criminality, due to their disadvantaged situation in the face of inequalities based on age, gender, religion , economy, social situation and identity, which occur between men and women, who live in a culture of insecurity, fear, uncertainty within complex contexts of community life.

It is in this context that DiverArte Guatemala proposes Education for Peace, as a formative act, which seeks to learn theories and concepts that support the idea of ​​a human coexistence based on peace, with the purpose of provoking the de-construction of the practice of violence in cultures and all the arguments that justify it; then promoting new paradigms based on healthy human relationships, spaces free of violence and the practice of gestures inspired by empathy, solidarity and the recognition and practice of human rights.

Impact, adaptations & objectives

Impact to date

DiverArte Guatemala has promoted a network of people, who have a presence in the national territory, that certify Educational Promoters for Peace with the intention of coordinating, managing and developing articulated actions in the practice of Protocols for the prevention and comprehensive care of educational community, focusing all its efforts on ensuring spaces free of violence and healthy spaces for coexistence, in the fair and democratic application of the legal framework that recognizes access to an equitable, egalitarian and quality education.

Likewise, as a sustainability strategy, it offers technical and professional consulting services in the design and development of innovative projects, which seeks to strengthen leadership programs, teambuilding and skills development in companies, institutions and organizations in Guatemala. We have five years of experience, proposing different workshops with high impact methodologies for the management and resolution of conflicts, achieving a specialization in psycho-emotional care in educational environments.

Impact measuring

Through methodological validation tools, training evaluations and diagnoses.

Organizational adaptations: 
Key offerings, Target population, How you collaborate or work with others
Organizational adaptation details

Key offerings

For nine years we have promoted mechanisms for participation, awareness and attention to the population in vulnerable situations, however since 2015 we have made efforts to strengthen Educational Communities, as a favorable space for the organization, facilitation and meeting of local actors , who, through being involved in the learning process of sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, nephews, nieces, among other social relationships, are motivated to find common ground to promote measures that meet the needs of the community through through intergenerational, intercultural and inter-institutional self-management, the main objective being to offer educational communities better conditions for a good life.

Target population

Although the target population of DiverArte Guatemala is children, adolescents and youth, we seek the articulation of all local actors, who in the long term ensure that the best conditions in the community are sustainable.

Short term objectives

Growth

We hope to reinstall the work from the Association Office, since due to the COVID quarantine and lack of funds, the decision was made to close the facilities and fire several colleagues who worked on Association projects.

Quality

We have the dream of creating a digital platform that allows the coordination, organization and training of key actors at the national level. For this, we have started a consultation process with 100 community leaders nationwide, which allows us to define digital routes that strengthen the design of resources on the internet.

Impact

From the National Congress of Education for Peace (2018 and 2019), we have created a strategy called Multisectoral Platform of Education for Peace, which seeks to promote self-sustainable actions in relation to the Integration of Local Leadership, this same will be presented to actors keys identified in 2020.

Long term objectives

Growth

Have a team of contracted promoters, who have a presence at the national level, with the intention that they are the actors that articulate the multisectoral agendas in the country's regions and that link and articulate the objectives of Education for Peace.

Quality

Have all the digital tools that allow all actors, from childhood to older adults, to have access to information through interactive and participatory models based on Education for Peace and the themes of Culture, Education, Environment. and Entrepreneurship.

Impact

In four years, we could be presenting a Public Policy for the Culture of Peace.