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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Dear GLP Family, We hope you’re all doing well during this unprecedented time of the Coronavirus pandemic. Many of you have been asking about us and what is happening in Guatemala. This curious time has us all feeling separated and disconnected as many of us take to...

February 2020 Tour Highlights

February 2020 Tour Highlights

Just last month, we packed our bags and headed down to Guatemala to meet 52 eager travelers for two INCREDIBLE project tours. With weeks’ worth of hilarious and heartfelt stories, we couldn’t pick just one favorite memory from tour…so we decided to give you...

Best of Guatemala Travel Recommendations 2019

Best of Guatemala Travel Recommendations 2019

Thank you all for joining us here for our first ever Best of Guatemala Travel Recommendations! After spending time on a project tour with the GLP, volunteers often ask to stay a little while longer in Guatemala. I mean who wouldn’t after visiting this beautiful...

Rise Graduate Meets Michelle Obama

Rise Graduate Meets Michelle Obama

Education made this possible.  Ancelma was born in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, where 95% of students never graduate from high school. Through the GLP's programs, Ancelma beat these odds, earned her diploma, and broke the cycle of poverty in her family. So when...

Empowering Girls in Tech

Empowering Girls in Tech

Hacienda Maria students proudly holding their new Microsoft certificates Melinda Gates once said, “If you want to lift up humanity, empower women.” And that is exactly what the community of Hacienda Maria is doing. This year, 18 GLP Computer Program students from...

How one student overcame poverty with help from the GLP

How one student overcame poverty with help from the GLP

We're a few months into the new Rotary year and making significant progress toward our goals! So far, 55 clubs have pledged to contribute almost $100,000 to this year's global grant, which will provide high-quality books, computers, and teacher training to...

Edwin’s Path out of Poverty

Edwin’s Path out of Poverty

Textbooks. Computers. Spark Reading. Rise Youth Development. All four of the GLP's programs work with students in Guatemala to help them get the education they deserve in order to reach one of the biggest milestones in their lives, high school graduation! But it...

Yoselyn: Driven to Make a Difference

Yoselyn: Driven to Make a Difference

Driven. Determined. Persistent. These are just a few of the amazing qualities that students in the GLP’s Rise Program possess. After all, you have to be pretty determined to even make it to middle school in rural Guatemala where more than 6 out of 10 kids don’t make...