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Paula Weiskopf Foundation

Jocotenango, Guatemala | http://paulaweiskopf.org
Joined in November 2017

About Us

Violence in all its expression, drug trafficking, gang formation, family disintegration, poverty, unemployment, lack of work and educational opportunities are examples of what Guatemalans experience today. These psycho-social problems affect many families and unfortunately the most affected are children and youth, who as a consequence grow up in pathological environments lacking security, emotional intelligence, respect, equity and dignity. Jocotenango is considered a high-risk municipality due to the violence that is experienced, that is why the Paula Weiskopf foundation firmly believes that support and work with children and youth is very important to break cycles of violence, poverty and disinformation. The Paula Weiskopf Foundation was founded in 1998. Initially, it was established to provide services to employees of Caoba Doors under corporate social responsibility. However, seeing a great need in the community of Jocotenango, Sacatepequez, Guatemala, the foundation’s purpose shifted to expand services to people in the community.

Vision

Empowering children and youth to be positive protagonists in their lives.

Mission

To favor the equity of educational opportunities for children and youth; promoting comprehensive training to obtain better results in their personal development.

Violence in all its expression, drug trafficking, gang formation, family disintegration, poverty, unemployment, lack of work and educational opportunities are examples of what Guatemalans experience today. These psycho-social problems…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Mental Health
  • Volunteering

Location

  • Finca San Isidro lote 129
    Jocotenango 03002
    GT

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