Schools

For our students, having a school to go to is so much more than just an education!

Vida schools are the foundation of our ministry, and provide academics, health care, nutrition, a loving community, and an introduction to God’s faithfulness

Impact Ministries serves over 1500 students in 10 school programs running out of 7 school facilities, providing pre-kinder through high school programs


Our Schools

Agua de Vida Chijulhá

our newest school – “Agua de Vida” means Water of Life, and this school is bringing living water to the community

Vida Chamché

our original school, Vida Chamché has been the focus for many short-term mission teams over the years, and was expanded in the recent Chamché rebuild

Vida Chicoy

Vida Chicoy

our first satellite school that opened in 2006

Vida Chijacorral

the Chijacorral site in central Tactic is the host location for the Medical Clinic and has become our first high school campus

Vida Mocohán

Vida Mocohán

God is doing a beautiful work in Vida Mocohán

Vida Nueva

Vida Nueva

the communities of Villa Nueva and Tierra Linda are being transformed by Vida Nueva School

Vida Purulhá

there are not enough schools in Purulhá to serve the many thousands of children. Vida Purulhá is helping more students be in school

Why Schools in Guatemala?

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Agua de Vida Chijulhá

Agua de Vida Chijulhá is our newest school! “Agua de Vida” means Water of Life, and this school in Chijulhá is bringing living water to the community

Location
Chijulhá, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

Grades
Kindergarten to Grade 6

Classes will continue to be added until Agua de Vida Chijulhá provides education up to grade 7. After completing grade 7, most continuing students will attend Junior High at Vida Chijacorral.

Principal
Evelyn Donis

Operating since
2018

Need
Children from five surrounding communities are attending school here close to their home and thus, learning to read and write, and seek God every day.

We are thankful for the opportunity to see the ministry of the Lord grow. This is a a new work, with a mission, which is to bring the word of truth, bring life and spiritual healing to the communities near the school. We believe that the Lord will provide for Chijulhá in his time so we can build more classrooms in order to serve more children each year. We are blessed with what the Lord has given until now.

Vida Chamché

Vida Chamché, our original school, has been the focus for many short-term mission teams over the years and was expanded in the recent Chamché rebuild

Location
Tactic, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

Grades
Preschool to Grade 7

After completing grade 7, most continuing students attend Junior High at Vida Chijacorral

Principal
AM: Aydee Beb
PM: Ingrid Lem

Operating since
AM: 1993
PM: 2013

Need
Many of the children at Vida Chamché come from families with difficult home lives. A lot of the parents don’t have permanent work and many of them are not Christians. Our desire is that the students and teachers would continue to learn more about the Lord, that they will become leaders with the fear of God in their hearts, bringing the love of God to their families.

Vida Chicoy

Chicoy is home to our first satellite school that opened in 2006

Chicoy is a small village about a 20-minute drive southeast of Tactic. Chicoy school merged with Vida Mocohán school in 2018 to open the way for some exciting new initiatives!

Vida Chijacorral

The Chijacorral site in central Tactic is the host location for the Medical Clinic and has become our first high school campus

Location
Tactic, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

Grades
AM: Preschool to Grade 7
PM: Grades 8 to 10 (Jr High) & Sr High Teacher Training Program
Weekend Extension Program

Principal
AM: Yesmi Chen
PM: David Chitay

Operating since
2009

Need
The Chijacorral property was donated to Impact Ministries because the community wanted to have a Christian School on this side of town. Our original Tactic school in Chamché was overflowing with no room left to build on. Very quickly the classrooms in this second school in Tactic filled up.

There is a definite hunger for more of God and a better education for the children in this community.

Vida Mocohán

God is doing a beautiful work in Vida Mocohán

Location
Mocohán, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala

Grades
AM: Preschool to Grade 7
PM: Grades 8 to 10 (Jr High)
Weekend Extension Program

After completing grade 10, students who wish to enter Teacher Training attend Chijacorral High School

Principal
AM: Juan Carlos Milián
PM: Ignacio Toc

Operating since
AM: 2007
PM: 2014

Need
The community of Mocohán, nestled between Chicoy and Purulhá, has over 1,000 school-age children and yet only one small public school. This village is suffering in many ways and it has serious educational deficiencies. Impact Ministries was given a piece of property by the community council and invited to open a school project.

We see God changing the lives of many families in this community.  Students are learning to seek God. Bible memorization is a priority and lives are being changed. There is a feeling of love and peace among the students and teachers. They are very thankful for everything that God is providing them through the school.

Vida Nueva

The communities of Villa Nueva and Tierra Linda are being transformed by Vida Nueva School

Location
Villa Nueva, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala

Grades
Kindergarten to Grade 7

After completing grade 7, most continuing students will attend Junior High at Vida Purulhá

Principal
Luis Fernando Max

Operating since
2014

Need:
The people in these mountain villages opened their hearts to Impact Ministries and to the Lord with an offer of property, resulting in the formation Vida Nueva.

As the children learn to worship, study God’s Word and put their faith in Him, these communities will be transformed for the Lord.

Vida Purulhá

There are not enough schools in Purulhá to serve the many thousands of children – Vida Purulhá is helping more students be in school

Location
Purulhá, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala

Grades
AM: Preschool to Grade 7
PM: Grades 8 to 10 (Jr High)

After completing grade 10, students who wish to enter Teacher Training attend Chijacorral High School

Principal
AM: Victor Toc
PM: Glenda Mo

Operating since
2007

Need:
Purulhá is a community 25-minutes southeast of Tactic, and there are not enough schools in this community to serve the many thousands of children. The municipality of Purulhá donated the land to Impact Ministries for the construction and operation of  this school.

Most of these children come from needy and broken homes. Our hope and goal is to raise them up to be leaders who serve Him and influence the community around them.

Why Schools in 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.

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.

The teachers and support staff are personally involved in each child’s life, providing godly role models and helping them to know the Lord and become all He intends for them to be. Students participate in a daily devotional where they worship the Lord and lift their voices in prayer for their sponsors and for the healing of their families and communities. They receive a full academic education and a warm nutritious meal each day.

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.

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