Peronia Adolescente

Non-profit organization
(+502) 3049-7732

Peronia Adolescente is an association legally constituted in 2004, working for a fairer reality for Guatemala. It facilitates spaces of integral formation, using games, art and alternative sports, promoting leadership and volunteering of adolescents and young people of scarce resources who are vulnerable in Ciudad Peronia.

Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Artists, Youth
Education, Youth, Children at risk, Family, Human Rights, Justice, Immigration, Sports, Art and culture, Leadership/Capacitation
Guatemala (Villa Nueva)

Organizational contacts & locations

Marta Chicoj Garcia
Sara Chicoj Garcia
Mayra Guadalupe Canela Pérez
2 Avenida 8-89, zone 8, 
Ciudad Peronia
Villa Nueva, 

Mission, vision & values


To work in the opening and facilitation of alternative spaces for training and artistic expression that generate critical awareness in adolescents and youth for the transformation of their reality.


Peronia Adolescente is a permanent and sustainable center of human formation and a reference for the opening of cultural spaces in contexts with high levels of social vulnerability due to its creative and innovative methodology that contributes to structural changes at the social, cultural, economic and political levels in favor of adolescence and youth.

We value respect, Initiative, solidarity, commitment, equity, peaceful coexistence, active listening, tolerance, self-criticism, and inclusion.

Products, services, and programs


Occasionally bazaars are held, and training is also provided in recreational methodologies and event animation.


Academic scholarships are offered to low-income teenagers and young adults.



Provide academic and popular training processes through the implementation of alternative pedagogical tools for the generation of critical thinking with students, teachers and youth leaders. It affects the didactic practices traditionally implemented by teachers in the teaching and learning processes.

Organizational detail

Number of employees: 
Private donations, Fundraising
Primary issue(s) / need(s) addressed

Peronia Adoloscente focuses on violence prevention, since in Ciudad Peronia, more than half of the population is young and the number of inhabitants is more than 70,000.

Impact, adaptations & objectives

Impact to date

The organization was founded in 2004 by a group of young people of Ciudad Peronia. Over time we have managed to graduate generations with the scholarship program, providing support from high school to diversified level (200 adolescents and young people). Several of our graduates are now part of our technical team since they have has formal training. More than 50,000 people have passed through the different programs and activities that have been carried out in Ciudad Peronia. We have a physical space that is planned to be Cultural Center of Peronia and are recognized for our contribution to the social development of youth.

Impact measuring

With the evaluation of the strategic plans and a registration system in place.

Organizational adaptations: 
Size and/or structure, Financing model
Organizational adaptation details

Size and/or structure

We currently have our own physical space, as well as an assembly made up of 10 people, and now we have 18 people committed to the sustainability of the organization.

Financing model

Previously it was applied to project management, but in the last three years, it has achieved the support of individual donations and fundraising with the Hipgive platform.

Short term objectives


The service will be expanded by 50%, as we are in the process of managing a project.


We expect to hire technical personnel to increase the quality of the processes.


We expect to have a team of young leaders who will support the different activities planned.

Long term objectives


The Peronia Adolescente Cultural Center will be a space of convergence of participation, in which, in a creative and playful way, the integral development of children, adolescents and young people of Ciudad Peronia will be developed through a diverse range of organizational, formative, political and educational activities and events.


To increase the number of adolescents and young people who actively participate in the construction of a citizenship committed to the development of their communities.


An intergenerational relay is proposed, in which the Peronia Adolescente Cultural Center is managed by committed people from the community and beyond, as a strategic action with a view to long-term sustainability.