Mano Amiga Guatemala
Cristo Rey Piedra Parada is an impoverished community, located near Guatemala City. They have a population of 4600 people, half of whom are children. Characteristically, they are all very hard working people, but due to lack of education they earn very little. Mano Amiga Guatemala believes in the dignity of all human beings and provides opportunities for the children in education, their families, and the community to succeed.
Meet the Mano Amiga Students
Elisabet Areli Lucas
Edwin R. Orellana
Jean C. Revolorio
Iann E. Lopez
Genesis M. Perez
Fatima A. Lopez
Mano Amiga Guatemala
Location: Cristo Rey Piedra Parada, Guatemala
Mano Amiga Guatemala is a school with Christian values that works for the integral development of children, ages five to eleven, in the village of Cristo Rey Piedra Parada and villages surrounding. It is an institution for underprivileged children whose core objective is academic training, supplemented by effective programs of family and community development.
Offers academic excellence and personalized education
Education in self-esteem and self-confidence
Higher learning in the areas of English Language and Computation
School for parents
Job opportunities for parents
Distribution of food, clothing, shoes and other donations in kind.
Immediate assistance in emergencies and accidents.
Support for community projects.
Mano Amiga Guatemala serves and supports families by providing an educational center that can:
Provide students a healthy environment.
Combat the phenomena of social decay that affects mainly the youth through: comprehensive training, based on values and morals; emotional intelligence; development of will; respect for others; the practice of justice and tolerance; the exercise of freedom, peace and respect for nature.
Combat school dropout through a long-term project that monitors students to keep them in the institution.
Prepare students to enter the labor market.
Provide access to health and medicine to very needy families of the students.
Support parents in search of work.
Complement the educational hub with family support programs and community development.
Another Successful School Year!
Thanks to your support, the students, teachers, and parents of Mano Amiga Guatemala continue to have another successful school year! See the pictures of dedicated students discovering their talents through drawing, painting, gardening, building science dioramas, solving math equations, and exploring parts of culture. The Mano Amiga Guatemala school sparks such joy, creativity, and passion within the school walls that then translates to self-confidence and stronger family relationships at home. We are inspired by Mano Amiga Guatemala’s expansive curriculum and beautiful incorporation of the Catholic faith!
Nineteen 6th graders just graduated! We are so proud of them and all the hard work they’ve put in to reach this milestone. Join us in wishing them a great big “FELICIDADES!” (“CONGRATULATIONS!”)
To our faithful donors, thank you for your support of students like these 6th graders. Your generosity opens doors for them each and every year. Education is one of the greatest gifts we could ever give, and you make it possible for thousands of children worldwide to learn. Thank you!
Click through the photos below to see what the students at Mano Amiga Guatemala have been up to so far this school year!
Our goal is to have the future Mano Amiga Guatemala including:
Dedicated school facility
Large green space for the students
Capacity to serve students from Pre-K through high school.
Capacity to serve 800 students.