Besides recently receiving our nonprofit status from the IRS, the other exciting news is that Project Quetzal is now funding their first project!
It is a preschool in Patzicia, a small rural village between Antigua and Panajachel. There are approximately fifteen students who are now learning their letters, songs, how to share with other children, and eating a healthy snack every day. Their teacher, Elba, is earning $1500 a year with a stipend of $300 for school supplies.
Our next project is to fully develop an after-school program in this same village that we will serve children in the primary school who need academic assistance to insure that they will be successful in passing each grade.
Stay tuned for updates and further news!!