The Path
to education is hard for children in Joconal Guatemala.
Educate
Connecting students in Joconal Guatemala with the resources they need to gain an education.
Opportunity
Through our program, children have access to education and a future they would otherwise never have.
Donate
Our success depends on your support.
Families can't afford to send their children to school because the schools are too far away. The children are needed to help at home but they must walk miles to school if they wish to attend.
We set up cyber schools free to the students right in the villages where the children live. This allows the children to stay home and continue helping their families while they attend school.
Our students gain computer skills, gain a higher education, are sought after for employment and some continue to college.
Your generosity gives these children a chance for a future.

What it Takes

$38

Monthly cost of tuition and school supplies for a student

$75

Cost to host classes for 1 grade level

$150

Provide facilities, qualified teachers, and expenses needed to educate a student for a month

$456

Cost of tuition and school supplies for a student for 1 year.

$1000

Cost of equipment for a cyber project: microphone, speakers, laptop, and tv screen

Partners

Lincoln Learning Rochester, PA
The mission of Lincoln Learning Solutions, a nonprofit organization, is to empower learning communities by providing them with products, strategies, and services aligned with proven educational practices.
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Kiva Han Cranberry Twp., PA
Kiva Han has a passion for coffee and a passion for helping those who grow it.
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Leivas Coffee Little Rock, AR and Joconal, Guatemala
Leiva's Coffee is a producer and micro-artisan roaster focusing on coffee with a purpose. Our mission is to eradicate poverty from coffee farmers one bean at the time by creating security, sustainability, and significance where there has never been any before.
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CAB School Guatemala City, Guatemala
CAB School seeks to connect students to the tools that support lifelong learning and success.
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Our Team

Kelly Waugaman
Kelly Waugaman Staff
Loves to travel and has a heart for service; she has found the two work hand-in-hand. She sees a critical need for improved education in low-income areas abroad and works to address this need. Kelly has a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from the College of Architecture at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. While in school, she experienced her first international excursion when she studied in Florence, Italy. Since college, she has worked with multiple small business owners and non-profits. As an individual who leads by example and thinks outside the box, Kelly continues to search for the ways Lan Vwa can make a difference in the world.
Karina Leiva
Karina Leiva Staff
Lives in Guatemala City. She has a Teaching Degree with a focus on Learning disabilities from Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Karina has been working in education since August 2004 and began working with Lan Vwa in August 2013. She is a single mother that loves working with kids. Growing up, her parents did everything to keep her in school. They taught her that there is more in life than just what you see. She is passionate about showing the students in Joconal that, through education, they can learn more and have a better life.
Johana Diaz
Johana Diaz Staff
Mari Johana Diaz Avalos, from Joconal, finished elementary school before moving to another village with her family to continue her education. In 2010, she graduated as a teacher from Escuela Normal de Magisterio de Nor-Oriente con Orientacion para el Desarrollo Ambiental (ecologico) in Zacapa. She comes from a very humble and close family that taught her to be independent and to focus on her studies in order to be successful in life. She is learning and getting to know how this opportunity for students can provide a better future.