Schools Built to Date


Students Attending

Since the Summer of 2019, buildOn has empowered communities to build 7 schools in Guatemala. As a result, children and adults in Guatemala will soon have access to life-changing literacy and education.

In the Guatemalan villages where buildOn constructs classrooms, our schools will significantly increase access to and quality of education, inspiring communities to send their children to school. These schools will create the foundation for community participation in education and capacity building.

The UN Human Development Index ranks Guatemala as the third poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and ranks in the bottom 10th percentile of all countries for income inequality. Of the 16 million people living in Guatemala, 59 percent of the population live below the poverty line of U.S. $1.90 a day and 29 percent are unable to read or write. But despite the severe challenges in Guatemala, once our buildOn school are open, more than 950 children and adults will attend every day.

Our Guatemala Programs

Just a few of the schools we’ve built and people we’ve impacted in Guatemala

With your help, buildOn empowers communities in Guatemala to create positive change from within.

  • I believe that this project is a benefit for the community. The children have been receiving classes in very bad classrooms, but this school construction project will positively impact the community because our students will have better conditions to receive their education.

    Alvaro Garcia, Community Member

  • I feel very happy to go to a new school in a different place to go to classes, because I dream of being a teacher and, one day, teaching in this beautiful new school to help other kids like me have a better education.

    Heynor, 8-years Old, Pre-School Student

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How You Can Help

Help us fund the next school in Guatemala

Fundraise to Build a School in Guatemala

Use your creativity to raise awareness of the education crisis in Guatemala and fundraise to help end it. $35,000 will fund an entire school.

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Donate to Build a School in Guatemala

Help bring quality education to students living in poverty in Guatemala. Just $22 provides access to education for a child in Guatemala.

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Learn more about Guatemala programs
Contact Djibril Ouattara
Chief Program Officer, Global


Volunteer or support our programs
Contact Maurice Muchene
VP of Development


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