Thank You for Supporting Catholic Education

Your support is an investment into the futures of Guatemalan children

Education provides the best path out of poverty. Your support of Catholic education in Santa Rosa de Lima is directly addressing the educational challenges faced by poor families in the diocese. Your patronage has initiated the construction of a new Catholic school and multipurpose facility to educate, form and evangelize for generations to come, and is providing needy students an opportunity to pursue an education that was previously beyond their reach. You are truly creating a brighter future for Santa Rosa.

Campaign Highlight

You helped initiate the construction of a 200-student-capacity, 14-classroom Catholic school and a 2,000-person-capacity multipurpose facility.
You also helped fund tuition costs for 83 at-risk students.

41% of Guatemalan students

drop out of school before ninth grade

Update on the New Catholic School​

Despite delays in the construction process, the project is well underway!

Workers begin construction of the new Catholic school in Santa Rosa
Construction of the new Catholic school in Santa Rosa is underway

Thanks to your help, we will soon be able to provide poor children with a valuable Catholic education that
will help them achieve their dreams.

“God is guiding our hands.
The Holy Spirit is at work
within this community.”

We also believe that the school will do a lot of good, so that many people will know God, love him and also serve him.

Father Raul is forever grateful for the investment in Santa Rosa’s future
Santa Rosa student Jose Manuel cannot wait for the new Catholic school and is excelling in his studies

Student Update

José Manuel Cian

José prayed for a new school. He is just one of 83 at-risk students currently supported by scholarships.

Although he was behind in school, he took immediately to learning. José is now 14 and is already in the 4th grade. It has been difficult for the young man to be in a classroom surrounded by little children, but José finds joy in learning and comfort in his faith in God. He has accomplished much in a short period of time.

His transformation has been truly miraculous!

Project Overview

Construction Plan

3,503 sq. ft. School building (200-student capacity, 2 levels, 14 classrooms); 6,430 sq. ft. multipurpose facility (2,000-person capacity)

School Facilities

7 Classrooms for secondary students, 7 classrooms for vocational students, plus administrative offices, restroom facilities, electricity, running water

Multipurpose Facility

1 Centralized room, restroom facilities, electricity, running water

Spiritual Formation

A Catholic chaplain for the school, where morning prayers will be an integral part of student life

Security

Campus surrounded by a concrete-block perimeter wall

Areas impacted

189 Communities, spread across 5 municipalities

Thank You for Your Commitment

The children of Santa Rosa know that education is the best way to escape the vicious cycle of poverty. Your generous contribution to this ambitious project will give generations of Santa Rosa’s children access to quality Catholic education and spiritual formation.

Thank you for helping to create a better future for Santa Rosa and a reason to hope.

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Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.

 

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures for this project incurred through June 30, 2021, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.