Violence is everywhere in Guatemala and schools are no exception. The Asociación Manabí wants to reclaim schools as places in which to grow and learn and where violent situations do not affect the children's development.
Guatemala, which means “place of many trees” in náhuatl, is especially rural, and devoted to its autochthonous culture and Mayan heritage. Between 1960 and 1996 it endured a long civil war, known as the “Internal Armed Conflict” which left more than 200,000 victims. Fundación MAPFRE supports a project in Guatemala which benefits 1,300 people.
400 people benefit from the Futuro Vivo Association Development Program and particularly young people and women. This initiative, which has education as its fundamental pillar but nonetheless takes into account all of the community's needs, seeks to bring about the change which enables them to offer young people a better future and to train change leaders in this marginalized neighborhood in Guatemala City.
The World Vision International Foundation runs the “Collaborating on improving the health, nutrition and hygiene of children from San Juan Sacatepéquez and Huehuetanango” project, in Guatemala, by means of which they offer comprehensive assistance to people at risk of exclusion.