Niños de Guatemala

Registered organization
(+502) 7832-8033

Niños de Guatemala operates three schools outside of Antigua, Guatemala helping over 500 children from low-income families a year. With our partnerships in the Netherlands, the United States, France, and volunteers from all over the world, we help provide innovative education and support to families. Niños de Guatemala core educational program 'Skills for Success' gives the children the tools they need to succeed in school and in life.

Women, Girls, Boys, Indigenous peoples
Education, Children at risk, Family, Entrepreneurship/Business
Sacatepéquez (Antigua Guatemala)

Organizational contacts & locations

Contacts
Astrid Celada
Head of Social Business
(+502) 7832-8033
Ana Lucia Mijangos
Head of Fundraising
Adolfo Yarhi
National Director
Locations
Manzana F Lote 6, 
San Pedro El Panorama
Antigua Guatemala, 
Sacatepéquez, 
03001

Mission, vision & values

Mission

Niños de Guatemala envisions a world in which all people are educated, empowered, and entrepreneurial. Niños de Guatemala empowers communities in marginalized areas of Guatemala. We achieve this by providing education that extends beyond the traditional classroom across three levels: students, their families, and the larger community.

Vision

We aim to be sustainable both at the organizational and community level through initiating and supporting social business activities and fostering an entrepreneurial spirit.

Values
We value education and empowerment.

Products, services, and programs

Services

Niños de Guatemala provides educational services. 

Programs

Niños de Guatemala offers primary school, secondary school and bachillerato programs. 

Niños de Guatemala also offers the 'Keys for Success' educational program, giving ourstudents the tools they need to succeed in school and in life.

Organizational detail

Founded: 
2006
Number of employees: 
50+
Funding: 
Private donations
Primary issue(s) / need(s) addressed

Niños de Guatemala targets education, which is a need of the population in the areas where we work due to a lack of resources and availability of schools.

Impact, adaptations & objectives

Impact to date

Niños de Guatemala has provided educational services for 360 families in the area of Ciudad Vieja and San Lorenzo el Cubo, Sacatepequez 

Impact measuring

At Niños de Guatemala we measure our impact via reports from social workers at every school.

Organizational adaptations: 
Size and/or structure, Key offerings, Funding model, Way in which you collaborate or work with others
Organizational adaptation details

Size and/or structure

Niños de Guatemala grew from 1 to 3 schools.

Key offerings

Niños de Guatemala now provides extra curricular activities and a new methodology.

Funding model

Niños de Guatemala started a Social Businesses to fund the NGO.

Way in which you collaborate or work with others

Niños de Guatemala now receives support in the form of scholarships from different private schools. 

Short term objectives

Growth / Quality

We are not planning to expand, but work towards improving the quality in our services.

Impact

Niños de Guatemala plans to add extra projects to improve the impact in the community (e.g. girls to have a workshop catalogue) 

Long term objectives

Growth

Niños de Guatemala plans to grow in the amount of children we can attend, and overcome the economic difficulties of the families to support studies,

Impact

Amplify the impact of Niños de Guatemala by supporting and providing other life skills.