The Impact School - Estrella De Mar

The Impact School, in Guatemala, proposes to increase access to secondary schooling for Mayan girls and encourage more sustainable farming practices and healthy food choices. For families in poverty, secondary schooling represents significant economic sacrifice, by providing nutritional meals the school is encouraging parents to send their daughters into secondary education.

The school also proposes to grow organic food, on site, to both teach and feed the students. It also collaborates with government and businesses to ensure work placement of their graduates after graduation.

Student learning focus: The concept of sustainable farming and healthy food choices will have a "ripple-out" effect to their families and communities.