For our students, having a school to go to is so much more than just an education.
Due to the global pandemic, Vida Schools are currently closed and the authorities in Guatemala have asked families to self-isolate. Teachers are continuing to connect with their students as they are able.
At Vida schools, Christian teachers – many of whom were once Vida students themselves – are personally involved in our students’ lives on a daily basis, helping to fulfill the mission of training Guatemalans for leadership.
Impact Ministries is working in and around the municipality of Tactic, bringing help and the hope of Jesus Christ to the Q’eqchí and Poqomchí people groups of Guatemala.
In the rural areas around Tactic, more than 80 percent of the adults are illiterate, leaving them disenfranchised and isolated. Many parents don’t understand the value of education and prefer to put their children to work, to help earn money to sustain the family. Often these children have never held a pencil or crayon in their hand.
We are reaching more than 1500 of these children through our ten school programs, providing education and care from pre-kinder through high school programs.
Christ is changing lives as our students and their families learn to love Jesus Christ and worship the Lord. The fruit of this work has become evident as graduating students are emerging as Christian leaders in their communities.