Let Me Shine Guatemala
Welcome to Let Me Shine Guatemala!
It was one hot Friday afternoon in 2010, the co-founder, Mario, was walking down a street with his soccer ball when he saw street children playing soccer with a full trash bag. He invited children to play with his ball and had a game with him. This gathering became a promise since then and now have about 30 children gathering to play with us every Friday.
We soon realized many of those children spend most of their day on streets selling candies to make $3-5 a day. Many never went to school and didn't know how to read and write. We wanted to provide a place where they can stop by to take a break, play, and learn basic reading, writing, and math. In 2014, we opened a community center in an indigenous community,Santa Catarina, to serve those street children as well as children from the indigenous community. We provide English, Math, and computer classes at the community center as well as some meals and homework assistance.
We believe that everybody has unique special talents. We welcome any volunteers who are willing to share their special talents with our children to help them discover theirs.