San Pedro is a small indigenous Mayan community on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. Many children don’t attend school or, if they do attend, must leave after a few years in order to work to help support their families. In Guatemala, only 60% of children at a grade 5 level attend school. By secondary school, that figure has dropped to 23%.
Volunteers from InnovativeCommunities.Org Foundation have worked for several years with Francisco Javier Navichoc Gonzales, a resident of San Pedro who has committed himself to raising money, through contributions and money raised from guiding activities, to supporting exceptional San Pedro students in their struggle to receive an education through to university level.