Canadian Friends of Cooperative for Education
Founded in 2015, Canadian Friends of Cooperative for Education is a registered charity based in North Bay, Ontario with the purpose of advancing education. To carry out our purpose, we partner with US- and Guatemala-based nonprofit Cooperative for Education to deliver innovative programs to Guatemalan youth:
Rise Youth Development Program: (formerly Scholarship & Youth Development Program) Provides the funds students need to stay in school, while wrapping innovative youth development activities and support services around a traditional scholarship. Students attend leadership, professional, and life-skills training and complete community service projects.
Rural Guatemala has one of the highest rates of poverty, illiteracy, and inequality in the Western Hemisphere. 40% of indigenous adults cannot read or write. The majority of indigenous young people drop out of school before reaching the sixth grade. Without education, they will repeat the cycle of poverty.
Cooperative for Education (CoEd) is a Cincinnati, Ohio- and Guatemala City-based nonprofit organization. CoEd’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala through education. Since 1996, they’ve reached more than 150,000 Guatemalan students with sustainable educational programs.