INEPAS - Institute of Spanish and Social Aid Programs (Guatemala)

  • Quetzaltenango


15 Avenida 4-59 Zona 1

About Us

INEPAS (Institute of Spanish Language and Social Aid Programs), founded in 1994, is both an independent non-profit organisation and a Spanish school. We are the only Spanish school in Guatemala that is officially recognized by the Guatemalan State as a self-sustaining non-profit organization. We were given this recognition for performing a range of social, legal and humanitarian work in order to help the development of rural communities around Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. We received official recognition from UNESCO in 1998 for our work in educational development in Mayan communities surrounding Quetzaltenango.The social projects carried out by INEPAS are funded entirely from the income provided by its language school, and in this way the organization remains completely self-sustaining.

The participation and help of voluntary professionals, both national and international, also contributes to the development and sustainability of the institute. In this context INEPAS is seeking the active and humanitarian assistance of people from around the world.

Since its foundation, INEPAS has carried out diverse projects of social support and education in different communities, of which the most important are: the Education Support Program, the Social and Legal Support Program and the Program of Support for Community Nurseries.

For more information, please visit our website: You can find forms of participation on our website or on listings on

If you are interested and would like further information or have specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: Marìa Antonieta Ixcoteyac Velásquez Coordinadora General -