Lifelong Learning Project in Guatemala

  • P Project/Program

? Activity Status: Unknown

Key Information

The purpose of this five-year contract is to improve the quality of education as well as access to education by underserved populations, i.e., indigenous children, girls and out-of-school youth in Guatemala. Specifically, the project provides technical assistance needed to improve the quality and equity of student reading outcomes. Such technical assistance focuses on: -increasing teacher effectiveness -improving classroom learning environments -fostering effective first and second language (Mayan languages and Spanish) acquisition and reading -extending learning opportunities to underserved popuations, especially to girls and indigenous groups -expanding parent, community and stakeholder participation in student learning Reading outcomes are being improved through the Guatemala Ministry of Education structure, reaching as many schools as possible, especially in the Western Highlands region (specifically in Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango, San Marcos, Totonicapán and Quiché), with the goal of achieving greater economic self-reliance and higher levels of civic engagement and educational achievement. The outcomes will provide underserved Guatemalan youth with increased education, economic and civic participation opportunities, thus increasing stability and economic growth in the Western Highlands.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Latin America & Caribbean


Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


Not applicable or unknown


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation



Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • School quality


  • Literacy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Gender equality

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls out of school, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Not applicable or unknown

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

  • Boys (both in school and out of school)
  • Girls in school

Participants include

  • Indigenous

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • General awareness-raising/community engagement

Facilities construction/improvement

  • Construction/improvement of classrooms

Social/gender norms change

  • Engaging parents/caregivers of students or school-age children/adolescents


  • Pre-service teacher training – pedagogy general

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - in the classroom

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased literacy
  • Increased school completion (general)

Cross-cutting goals

Not applicable or unknown

Additional Information Back to Top

Primary Contact

Fernando Rubio
Juárez & Associates
Chief of Party