Child Aid’s mission is to transform how literacy skills are taught in public primary schools in Guatemala. It focuses on rural villages where illiteracy disproportionately affects indigenous Maya people, especially women, and targets early grades where education has the largest impact on literacy and overall life chances. It trains teachers through workshops and one-on-one classroom coaching, and provides Spanish-language grade-appropriate books. In 2018, Child Aid is serving 91 schools and 846 teachers who work with 17,766 students.
We like this program for its training and support for local, indigenous teachers and its respect for local culture.