Announcing partnership with Rotary

6th grade teacher Carmenia surprised us by telling us she has 53 students in her class

6th grade teacher Carmenia surprised us by telling us she has 53 students in her class

TINFA is pleased to announce that its partnership with Rotary International Clubs in the Seattle area and in Guatemala has resulted in a grant that will fund the equipment for four new schools in the Quetzaltenango Department of Guatemala. The elementary schools of Caton Belen, Calawache, Estancia y PiƱales, and Las Marias will each receive a computer kit. 28 teachers, in all, will participate in a two-year training program to access content on the internet and develop skills and 21st century instructional materials for hundreds and ultimately thousands of students. 

President Ryan tells the school how happy his club is to participate in this partnership.

President Ryan tells the school how happy his club is to participate in this partnership.

This grant is the largest of 4 Rotary grants for schools participating in TINFA training and involves the widest participation, including the Rotary Club of Retalhuleu, Guatemala, and lead club, University Sunrise Rotary as well as University Rotary, West Seattle Rotary, Ballard Rotary, Mill Creek Rotary, Seattle International District Rotary, Lake Union Rotary and University of Washington (Seattle) Rotaract.

4th grader from school Canton Belen exchanges with University Sunrise Rotary members

4th grader from school Canton Belen exchanges with University Sunrise Rotary members

On behalf of teachers and communities in Guatemala, we thank our Rotary partners for supporting the education of children in rural Guatemala!