“The GLP is the gold standard of Rotary projects.”

– 2017-2018 RI President Ian Riseley

The Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP) is one of the largest grassroots, multi-club, multi-district projects in Rotary. More than 600 clubs and 80 districts have been working together since 1997 to improve education for underserved students in Guatemala. In that time, nearly 225,500 students have been served through four sustainable programs that are tested and proven to work. In 2017, then-RI President Ian Riseley called the GLP “the gold standard of Rotary projects” for its sustainability and impact.

We partner with impoverished communities to implement four complementary programs:

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Reading

trains teachers in effective reading instruction and provides them with quality children’s literature
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Textbooks

provides textbooks to middle schools and trains teachers to use them effectively in the classroom
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Computers

teaches students to use technology to solve real-world problems so they can secure better jobs
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Youth Development

transforms young lives through youth development, social support, and scholarships

Here’s how you can help obliterate poverty in Guatemala:

Provide Books, Computers, & Training

Join the Global Grant

Every year the GLP coordinates a global grant that funds the expansion of the Spark Reading, Textbook, Computer, and Rise Youth Development Programs. It is co-hosted by one Guatemalan Rotary club and one international club, while other clubs from around the world pledge their financial support.

Get Kids in School to Use Them

Sponsor a Student

The GLP connects individual and club sponsors to students, classrooms, and schools in Guatemala that need their support. This year, GLP clubs and individuals are rallying to sponsor over 300 Rise Program scholars who will not be able to stay in school next year without their support.

Visit Our Programs in Guatemala

Volunteer in Guatemala

Travel through the beautiful landscapes of Guatemala to visit program schools and interact with students, teachers, and families who benefit from your contribution to the GLP! You’ll experience Guatemalan culture while sharing in the fellowship of other Rotarians from around the world.