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As a sponsor, you are crucial to our mission to educate Guatemalan youth, who can then work to bring significant improvement to the socioeconomic conditions in their country. Your tax-deductible contribution of $25 or more per month helps provide a Guatemalan youth with a quality education.

When you sponsor a youth, you’ll receive your sponsored youth’s family history and a photo by mail within a week of your first contribution. You will receive letters from your sponsored student apprising you of their progress and, if you wish, you would be able to write to them showing your support.

Sponsorship lasts as long as your student is in the program, or as long as you choose to continue as a sponsor. Most of our sponsor relationships last many years and have a lifelong impact on both the sponsors and their sponsored students.

Please look through the photographs of our students. For more information on a particular student, click on the link below his/her name. If you decide to sponsor that student click on the link to the Donate page.

Tickets – Guatemala Independence Day Celebration
The Guatemalan Student Support Group and Children of God Ministries come together to celebrate Guatemala’s Independence Day, at Lady of Lourdes Church in Raleigh,
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Guatemala Independence Day Celebration
GSSG and the Children of God Ministry will celebrate Guatemala Independence Day in Fallon Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes
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Guatemala Day in Raleigh NC
Again this year, the Consulate of Guatemala in Raleigh invited GSSG to participate in their Second Annual Guatemalan Day Celebration
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Cornelio Poou Morán
Listen to Cornelio Isaías Poou Morán as he discusses his life before and after receiving a GSSG scholarship.
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A Spelling Bee – A First for the Town of Tactic
JBEA Spelling Bee Contest — 2019 Tactic, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala On 24 May 2019, the John Bodoh English Academy hosted
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GSSG Financials 2018
GSSG has recently added the FY2018 IRS Form 990 as well as the Balance Sheet for 31 December 2018 and
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GSSG Newsletter #1 April 2019
Read updates about GSSG’s impact in Guatemala and the partnerships GSSG has formed with like-minded organizations. Volume XVII #1
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Cultural Trivia #10
Here is the 10th in the series exploring cultural aspects of Guatemalan life.
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GSSG Scholars at December 2018 Workshop
Twice a year at the John Bodoh English Academy in Tactic, Guatemala, GSSG has been holding very popular workshops for
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GSSG Newsletter December 2018
Read updates about the work of a GSSG’s scholar in Guatemala and the winners in Otto Leadership Award contest. Volume XVI
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Heydi Marleni Quej López
Major:  Social Work School: Universidad de San Carlos, Coban Originally From:  Tactic, Guatemala Heydi is the eldest of seven children. 
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Carlos Aroldo Coc Xol
Major: Secondary Education in Natural Sciences School: Universidad de San Carlos Originally From: El Estor Carlos was born October 10,
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Sponsorship Success Stories

A Report of Samuel’s Volunteer Work

After traveling in June to the USA thanks to GSSG’s enculturation program, Samuel, a GSSG scholar, learned about a different culture and has since felt compelled and challenged to give something back to his community.
In August, he applied to the Educational Supervisor of his municipality to do a social project focused on healthy eating for children and adolescents in public elementary schools but he was turned down. However, he persisted and, with the help of his church, he was able to hold a workshop for women, “Healthy and Nutritive Food Preparation with Limited Resources”.
The attendees received basic information about food groups: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals and learned to cook food items not common in their daily diet.
Samuel demonstrated his commitment to give back to his community in response to the educational opportunity that you, GSSG donors, are giving to him.

A Note from Martha

Martha, a former GSSG scholar, updates us on her work in Guatemala. “I am Martha, a former GSSG student from 2009-2014. I have been involved in other programs with the vision of helping the Guatemalan people. I am currently part of a nonprofit organization that comes every summer to build schools in remote areas.
I am also working as an English teacher. I remember when I first travelled to USA, how scared I was. I didn’t understand anything and could never have imagined I was going to become an English teacher. I am nothing but very thankful to GSSG for giving me the tools I am using now to help in one way or another my people.” 

A Note from Nancy

Nancy expresses her  appreciation: ”First, I thank God for allowing me to get this far. Thank you to Dr. John Bodoh for believing in me…He is the reason where I am today..………Thank you Lic. Jorge Paque for being my graduation sponsor……. Also I want to thank my family, Dr. Goehl, host families, sponsors, and friends, for helping and guiding me in so many ways through life and education……you always will be part of my life..… Now, I am going for the second step of my career and I can’t wait for that to happen and share with you. May God bless each one of you!!!”

An Update on Byron’s Work

Getting an education in the remote villages in Guatemala is difficult. One reason is the challenge of attracting and keeping good teachers for indigenous schools. Teacher pay is low and the schools are distant from towns.

Byron Cap, a GSSG graduate, saw the need to bring a highly qualified teacher and principal to his former school in the Maya village of Chiallí (Escuela Oficial Rural Mixta Chiallí). With GSSG’s donors providing the funding, Byron was able to find such a person, Oswaldo Si Caal. Oswaldo is an exceptional teacher and principal who has used innovative ways to stimulate and educate the Maya children.

So with your donations, GSSG is working to not only provide scholarships but also give the Guatemalan people an opportunity to have better schools for their children. This is another way GSSG is helping to light the way for the future Guatemalan leaders. Your donations are making it possible now for a whole village to profit from their children gaining a better education.