The goal of The Sparks Foundation is not to replace the existing public school system, but to supplement it in ways that will encourage participation and promote educational success for the children of Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala. We partner with communities to create opportunity.
Angelika Bauer has been hosting children’s art workshops at La Puerta Abierta for the past ten years. Born in Germany, Angelika has been living in Santiago for over twenty- five years and her paintings and drawings are celebrated in Guatemala and abroad. Angelika inspires our students to explore creative art techniques while teaching our students about abstract art and color combinations. Local students have been revealing great artistic potential by using oil pastels as their medium.
PEG Partners is an all-volunteer U.S.-based non-profit organization working in partnership with underfunded schools and libraries in Guatemala. PEG supports over a dozen schools and libraries in projects to expand their buildings, book holdings, classrooms, teachers’ salaries and infrastructure.
Great Expectations Preschool is a warm and nurturing, child-centered environment where children are encouraged to explore, wonder, and discover in a hands-on manner. Each child is regarded as a unique individual with his or her own ideas, interests and abilities. Respect and appreciation for oneself and others is fostered in this inclusive environment. WE are located in Arlington, MA.
Chavitos Nature school is a bilingual nature immersion school located in Tacoma, Washington on almost an acre of native land. As an entirely outdoor education program, we are committed to 100% outdoor nature immersion, interest-led flow learning, emergent curriculum, and inquiry-based teaching.