SCHOLARSHIP AND
TUTORING PROGRAM

WELCOME TO OUR COMMUNITY PROJECT

You Can Help Provide Scholarships For Children
Without Opportunities

Thank you for choosing San Pedro La Laguna as part of your vacation. We at Orbita recognize in order to have a more balanced world it is important to invest in education. Unfortunately, many children in our community do not have the opportunity to study due to the lack of financial resources. For that reason, Orbita Spanish School has created a scholarship and tutoring program so these children do not fall behind and can excel in their studies.

With this Scholarship Program, we are giving an opportunity for those children who have the determination and dedication to their studies but lack the resources to go to school. Our Scholarship Program supports students with $19 a month to pay for their school fees. Our purpose is to avoid those children quitting school or taking a wrong path due to financial reasons.

These families live in extreme poverty. Income of these families range from Q25 to Q50 quetzales per day ($ 3.50 – $ 6.50 USD). Miraculously they survive, however their lives are full of great difficulties.

In addition, children who receive a monthly scholarship also return something back to the community by contributing to the following activities:

1. The last Saturday of each month, the scholars along with the Spanish students and teachers at Orbita collect garbage both outside and inside Lake Atitlan.
2. Each month children receive training on different topics of wide interest. For example, consumerism, care of the environment, health prevention, mental health, etc.

What Better Way to Know Our Community Than by Participating In Our Scholarship and Tutoring Program?

Here are some sample projects or ideas you might want to consider during your time at Orbita:

  • Assist in homework: Help with art projects, crafts and academics. Or ensure that they do their task well.
  • Tutor Mathematics, Geography or other subjects: Many students have school challenges especially with math, so your help will be greatly appreciated.
  • Teach English: All our scholarship recipients are interested in learning English. If you are an English speaker, you are a valuable resource in San Pedro La Laguna in helping children learn English. Nowadays, English is required for most professional jobs.

Another purpose of our Tutoring Program, is for our students who are learning Spanish to interact with the local people, to learn more about the culture in Guatemala and to have the opportunity to practice their Spanish.

The English classes take place in the local students´ home and those students who have no place to study may come to Orbita´s campus to take their classes.

What Schedule Can I Volunteer?

(You Must Work a Minimum of One Week)
MORNINGS
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
From 9AM-11AM
AFTERNOONS
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday
From 2:30PM-4:30PM

The Scholarship recipients are fantastic.
You will be glad you made the effort to support them
in our Scholarship and Tutoring Program

Maria Concepción Tuch Cruz

She is 12 years old
She is in middle school (8th grade)
Her dream is to become a doctor.
Her mom is a home maker
Her dad is a day laborer
Her studies are paid until October by Orbita Spanish School
She needs a sponsor for the next year from January until October ($19USD Monthly)

Diego Esquit Yojcom

He is 12 years old
He is in middle school (7th grade)
Her dream is to become a football player
Her mom passed away and his father abandoned him.
His studies are paid until October by Abuelos de San Pedro Project (David Scott Moyer)
He needs a sponsor for 2020, from January until October ($19USD Monthly)

Rosario Chavajay

She is 14 years old
She is in middle school (9th grade)
Her dream is to become a physical education teacher.
Her mom is a home maker and seamstress
Her dad passed away
Her studies are paid until October by Orbita Spanish School
She needs a sponsor for 2020 from January until October ($19USD Monthly)

Francisco Zunú Juárez

He is 14 years old
He is in middle school (8th grade)
His dream is to become a physical education teacher
His mom is a homemaker
His dad is a day laborer
His studies are paid until October by Abuelos de San Pedro Project (David Scott Moyer)
He needs a sponsor for 2020, from January until October ($19USD Monthly)

Zulmy Rocedall Miranda

She is 14 years old
She is in middle school (9th grade)
Her dream is to become a teacher.
Her mom is a home maker
Her dad is a day laborer
Her studies are paid until October by Orbita Spanish School
She needs a sponsor for 2020 from January until October ($19USD Monthly)

Abraam Esquit Yojcom

He is 9 years old
He is in primary school (2nd grade)
His dream is to become a physical education teacher
His mom passed away and his father abandoned him
His studies are paid until October by Brandon Sommer
He needs a sponsor for 2020, from January until October ($19USD Monthly)

You Can Choose One Of The Students Above To Support Or Email Us To Learn About The Children You Can Help

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!
YOUR POSITIVITY CAN HELP CHANGE SOMEONE’S LIFE!