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Phone: 503-564-8831
5018 N Allen Pl.
Spokane
Washington 99205
USA
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Target demographics: Indigenous youth in rural Guatemala whose household income is $2/day.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 500 (265 children in our computer and tutoring programs; 200 in our academic counseling programs; 35 in our scholarship program)

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Geographic areas served: Southwest Guatemala in the mountains of the Boca Costa region. Specifically the dozens of villages surrounding Pasac in Nahualá, Sololá, about 3 ½ hours from Guatemala City.

Programs: Computer Literacy for Kids, After-School Tutoring for Elementary Students, University Scholarship.

Mission:
Roots & Wings International promotes elementary through university education in rural Guatemala. We work with indigenous youth whose families earn $2 per day growing coffee. Our work is rooted in recognizing the importance of culturally responsive education that empowers students to connect their cultural identity with sustainable social and economic development.
Results:
* University Scholarship Program: 40 sponsored to study in Guatemalan universities. Seeking sponsors to provide 50 more.
* After-School Tutoring Program: 250 sponsored. In need to help total of 600 elementary students graduate.
* Computer Literacy Program: 25 Computers for 600 children. Donor sponsorship in need to expand program.
* Academic counseling and career guidance for 250 youth per year
* Monthly development meetings by our university scholars to plan and resolve local development issues.
* Currently seeking funding of $1.5 million to construct a high school for the Boca Costa region.

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09/19/11
Roots & Wings International ("RWI") is a testament to local leaders and youth who have fully taken the reins of development in their own communities by promoting elementary through university education. The organization has grown thanks to the initiative of local leadership and a global team of ... more »
09/18/11
I've supported Roots and Wings from it's beginning. It is a grass roots organization that has been clear about it's mission, monetarily responsible, and consistently successful in reaching well thought out goals and outcome objectives. They provide a way to change the world one child at a time... more »
09/07/11
Roots and Wings International has been an extraordinary nonprofit to volunteer for. I've been encouraged to contribute according to my skill set and time availability, and also to expand my area of knowledge and grow right along with the organization. As a volunteer with RWI, I am part of a team of ... more »
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