Help a child from Xela get their school supplies!

Fomento para el Desarrollo Integral (“Promoting Comprehensive Development” known by its initials in Spanish as F.D.I.) is an NGO founded in 2007 by a group of young locals and foreigners in Quetzaltenango (Xela). The NGO seeks to promote education in urban and rural areas through various educational and social programs, and to foster a culture of recycling and environmental conservation.

This year, F.D.I. began the “Bolsas Educativas” project (“Educational Bags,” that is, bags of school supplies). Many children who live in Quetzaltenango have to work every morning, selling in the market or cleaning houses in order to help support their families. Most go to school in the afternoons but do not have the resources to buy their supplies and materials. The Bolsa Educativa contains various materials needed for their studies.

If you would like to support a child worker with a school-supplies bag (cost: Q50), please contact F.D.I. through the website www.lacasadelostiempos.com.

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