Building Communities is a non-profit organization of education. We ensure schooling for kids and youth in Guatemala, who otherwise would not have the opportunity to get an education. Our work is based on the vision that knowledge and learning is the way out of poverty. We wish to create positive and sustainable changes through the individual human being.
Our point of reference is education and knowledge, in order to give children and kids the opportunitiy to create a life with more possibilities. Schooling is the most important aspect in the work of Building Communities, but we also aknowledge the importance of the focus on life outside the school in order to ensure that the local society as a whole benifits from our projects.
Building Communities always co-operates with local organizations, which have the support of the local society.
Values and principles
The close connection between the members and the volunteers is a basic value in Building Communities. We are a small organization, we support specific projects and the members always know what the money is spent on.
We believe that everybody can make a difference. The member that can give its support to a child in Guatemala, the volunteer who teatches and the individual child that has an active influence on creating a life with opportuniteies.
Proximity and openness is among our basic values. That’s why it is important for us to share the everyday life of the projects of Building Communities in Guatemala.