AVIVARA

Rating: 4.98 stars   48 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, International

Location: 7202 33rd NW Seattle WA 98117 USA

Mission: To improve the quality of and access to education in Guatemala, and to cultivate interconnectedness between the peoples of Guatemala and the United States.
Results: 11 schools receiving grants for school improvement 0ver 60 students receiving scholarship assistance, with 18 attending university 2 after school learning centers
Target demographics: Children living in poverty-impacted villages in the highlands of Guatemala
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1600 students in 13 village schools, provided scholarships to over 70 students, 17 of whom were attending university
Geographic areas served: Guatemala
Programs: 1. Grants for School Improvement in Guatemala 2. Guatemala Scholarship Program 3. After-School Learning Centers 4. Service and Study Abroad in Guatemala 5. U.S.-Guatemalan School-to-School Partnerships
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 26-2130534
206-452-3426
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Rating: 5 stars  

Avivara is one organization that is spreading development for several families and communities .
has been a very important for the education of children and youth in Guatemala. is providing financial support and capable students who wish to continue their education on to the secondary level.
All donors , thank you very much for your support, because investing in education is to change lives .
I am one of the scholarship students, I thank everyone for your support and I'm almost to finish my degree in Business Administration .
AVIVARA is very important for my personal development.
Thank you so much Gary, Ann and Gustavo for everything. You are awesome people. AVIVARA is part of my life.

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The person making this comment was one of Avivara's first university scholarship recipients. We first met her when she was a waitress at a hotel in Santiago, Atitlan, where she told us of her desire to attend university. She is now in the last semester of her studies in Hotel and Business Administration. In addition, she is now the manager of the Bambu Hotel in Santiago, Atitlan, and was recently named to the Board of Directors of Hospital Atitlan, also there in Santiago. Congratulations to her for continuing her education and becoming such a contributing member of her community.

Rating: 5 stars  

Soy un maestro de educación primaria que ha trabajado en la Escuela de El Yalú, del municipio de Sumpango, en el país de Guatemala, en esta escuela trabajé durante siete años, una aldea en la que la población es de escasos recursos, donde los niños en la mayoría de días llega a la escuela sin una tortilla o pan en el estomago, ahora trabajo en la Aldea Rancho Alegre, siempre de Sumpango, en esta aldea la situación no es muy diferente, pero cada día debo luchar por darle lo mejor a mis alumnos. Pero esta labor ahora es fácil gracias a la ayuda que me brinda Avivará, quienes me ha dado material didáctico que utilizo con mis alumnos y cada día ellos están en la disponibilidad de ayudarme y ayudar a mis niños con cuadernos, lapices, borradores y muchas cosas mas, por todo esto y muchas ayudas mas que me han brindado mis niños llegan mas motivados a estudiar.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Mi esperiencia con avivará ha sido muy buena, son una organización que viene a la escuela y escuchan cuales son las necesidades y en que nos pueden ayudar, estan dispuestos a colaborar y dar material didáctico y de infraestructura en cualquier momento, no son como muchas organizaciones que solo ayudan una vez y desaparecen, una organización muy bien estructurada y siempre dispuestos ha colaborar con la educación de Guatemala. Matiox por eso y mucho más.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Todo en la organización lo he visto muy bien siempre van renovando y creo que no hay que mejorar nada por que todo está excelente. Sigan adelante en esta labor tan importante para nuestro país.

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