Our work in Guatemala started with supporting students to be the first in their families to complete middle school. Those same students are now the university graduates and entrepreneurs who are the founders and leaders of Filantropis ONG. Filantropis opens opportunities for Mayan youth to have access to higher education and to gain training in social entrepreneurship, providing the spark to form a new generation of changemakers in Chajul and beyond.
Click through the years to read about the history of our work in Guatemala!
The first cohort of Philanthropiece Scholars entered the program, realizing a dream to attend university and to become professionals in their communities.
A total of 17 inspired Mayan youth in Chajul were actively pursuing their degrees and had created 5 community projects.
The community project program was converted into the Social Enterprise Cultivation program.
We co-founded the Guatemalan association, Filantropis ONG, with the vision to create positive social change through the training of local changemakers.
Two Scholars from the initial cohort, Josefina and Dominga, graduated with their university degrees in Social Work.
Filantropis is operating as an impactful, sustainable association, fully staffed by alumni of the programs!
Current Programs in Guatemala
Social Entrepreneurship Cultivator