In Guatemala, only 56% of students living in rural areas graduate sixth grade and just 30% of those sixth graders reach the national standards in reading. The suspension of school due to COVID-19 is only exacerbating these issues. In the US, computers and wifi are more accessible; in Guatemala, this is not the case, especially in rural areas. So, how are children in rural Guatemala keeping up with their education during the pandemic?

When school was suspended in March, Guatemala’s Ministry of Education began to televise classes for students nationwide. Each grade level has a time slot of 30 minutes…

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Mil Milagros equips mothers and teachers with skills and resources to improve the lives of children and families in rural Guatemala.

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