Instituto Cooperativo diversificada de La Unión
Our Middle School is thriving and for the past 3 years, we have had to outsource our students to High School in the nearby city. This is very costly but necessary to achieve the mission of breaking the cycle of poverty Access Education began to dream of opening its own High School, on the second level of the Instituto Basico (Middle School).
Once again, Grapes for Humanity Canada, has come through with a grant to build the High School, which is slated to open February, 2017!
The unique thing about High School in Guatemala is that every student also learns a trade during their studies. If they complete an extra year, they become eligible to continue on to University. The majority of students that do attend University do so on weekends, giving them the opportunity to work in order to help to support their families.