Principals and teachers received presentations on networking methods and the importance of resource development and sustainability. After the presentations, each principal received a detailed list of local organizations, their respective resources, and contact information. Each school is currently in contact with two organizations, Computers for Guatemala and Cooperative for Education.
Every school held meetings with their respective “Parents of the Families,” committees, to inform parents about the organizations, the materials offered, and the funds needed to purchase the resources. The communities agreed to begin with the computers, and each school created a computational area within their respective school. Next, the principals submitted a solicitation for computers application to Computers for Guatemala, and each application has been approved. Currently, the “Parents of the Families” and outside solicitations are providing funds to begin the computational centers. Thus far, six computers have been purchased. Two computational centers are completed, and two more are underway. Each school is creating letters of solicitation for the Municipality and businesses to generate annual funding.
Cooperative for Education has been contacted regarding the need for textbooks in all four schools. The request forms have been submitted, along with information regarding the schools’ dynamics. We have received confirmation regarding our submissions.