Basic education for children in Xelaju is not provided for free. Families must be able to pay enrollment fees and buy school uniforms, books and other educational materials in order to attend.
The La Pedrera School is a small, mountain village school in the Guatalaman Highlands. Their admission requirements are minimal. Children attending the school must be able to pay for books, basic school supplies, one pair of tennis shoes for exercise, and they must have one pair of street shoes to wear to school. The annual cost for a student to attend the La Pedrera School is $275 for a child in Primary School and $395 for a child in middle school or high school. Unfortunately, many of the children in La Pedrera Village do not even own one pair of shoes, let alone have the money it takes to attend school.
Next school year (2013), La Pedrera Community Project will start providing scholarships to students who are able to pass La Universidad National de San Carlos de Guatemala tests. High education in Guatemala is almost free. a students pays an average of $350.00 per registration and books to study for two semesters. We are asking you for your help. Please help us with a donation so we can send more students to study. Remember, all donations are tax deductible in the USA.
The La Pedrera Foundation is a small, non-profit organization. It’s sole purpose is to support the La Pedrera School and help the children in La Pedrera obtain a a basic education. Our operating costs are minimal and all of the Foundation’s workers are volunteers. Your sponsor dollars are tax deductible and they go goes directly toward paying for an education for the children. We need your help to accomplish our goal.