04 Sep AIM – Guatemala 2013
Schools are the central hub of development, learning, and influence in the country of Guatemala. Not much different from the US. What is different in Guatemala is they are desperate for the truth. As seekers of the truth they allow the Gospel to be presented in their schools. The 2013 PennDel AIM Team will have the distinct privilege of presenting that Truth in both public and private schools in Guatemala. Through personal stories, Fine Arts presentations, and real acts of love, we will impact a country by impacting their schools.
- The Republic of Guatemala is a country in Central America, in the south of the continent of North America, situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It is bordered by Mexico to the north, Belize to the northeast, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast.
- Guatemala it is among the 10 poorest countries in Latin America.
- A high percentage of the population lives below the poverty line.
- Organic coffee, sugar, textiles, fresh vegetables, and bananas are the country’s main exports.
- Spanish is the official language.
- Over 25% of the population are not literate, the lowest literacy rate in Central America.
- The government runs a number of public elementary and secondary-level schools. These schools are free, though the cost of uniforms, books, supplies, and transportation makes them less accessible to the poorer segments of society.