Education for the Children, a charity who provide education and support to young people who are socially and economically disadvantaged in Guatemala was awarded a small grant in June after they were nominated by Peter Scrivener.
The small grant will support the Educational Psychology Support Programme with an educational psychologist that will work with students to support Individual Therapy sessions, providing one-on-one support during difficult situations, and Support Groups, which support students with different topics and strategies, such as art therapy, leadership and sport psychology.
Education for the Children (EFTC) has developed a successful four step model of development that equips children to break the cycle of poverty. Through education, nutrition, healthcare and social support EFTC is seeing lives changed permanently in Jocotenango, Guatemala. EFTC is a UK based charity, formed in 2003 to support a primary school on the bring of collapse in Jocotenango, Guatemala; an area of great deprivation. In 2005 EFTC opened The School of Hope, and since then has continually grown to support the expanding demands of this disadvantaged community.