- Improve health care
- Reduce illiteracy
- Promote environmentally sound agriculture
- Enterprise development to raise income levels
Note that 74.5% of the population aged 15 and over is literate, the lowest literacy rate in Central America
- 75% of indigenous Guatemalans live in poverty
- 10% of indigenous children are child laborers by age 10
- Indigenous girls drop out after 1st grade, boys after 3rd
- 19% of men and 27% women are illiterate
- Only 5% of indigenous girls finish high school
The three-year vocational high school is nationally and internationally recognized for its innovative program. The curriculum is adapted to the needs, interests, and culture of students learning in a rural context, and classroom learning is complemented with practical work experience.
Students earn 3,000 hours of on-the-job experience through the work-study program.
Rotary Supports Ak’Tenamit
Individual club grants, Humanitarian matching grants, and District grants have filled many needs.
Individual Rotarians have made innumerable individual contributions, and many are student sponsors and healthcare partners.
Rotary Works at Ak’Tenamit
Rotary service teams have been coming to Guatemala to help improve Ak’ Tenamit’s infrastructure for over 20 years. They brave the sticky jungle heat to work alongside students and community members to enhance Ak’ Tenamit’s education programs.