We are absolutely sure Volunteering in Guatemala will be a very inspiring experience




When you study at Spanish School Jabel Tinamit there are many exciting volunteering opportunities that we can arrange for you. We work with several sector organizations like "Forjando Mi Mañana" (Forma Guatemala, part of Jabel Tinamit Social Projects). You will make a final decision about volunteering when you arrive in Panajachel - it is then that you can really see the options and make a final decision on the suitability of the program.

Asociación "Forjando Mi Mañana" Forma Guatemala and Friends of Forma partnering with Spanish School Jabel Tinamit

Forma Guatemala from Sally Widbin on Vimeo.

Forma Guatemala promotes the establishment of a learning center program in the rural area of Sololá, in the Atitlan region. This is not only to establish a library with books and computers but also we have created a reading program. This program encourages the habit of reading in children, adolescents and potentially an adult literacy program. We believe that a population of readers is a population prepared to confront the challenges of modern life: To open a book is to open a window to the world.

You are welcome to participate at one of the four Learning Centers, where you can volunteer by teaching English to beginners, intermediate or advanced students, playing with kids and help local tutors. We are absolutely sure you wll have a very inspiring experience.

To carry out this program we need your generous donation which you can do by PayPal or a personal check. Also, you can help by donating needed items:

whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Volunteer teacher
whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Books for children any age in Spanish
whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Note books
whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Pencils
whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Pens
whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Games like puzzles, dominoes, etc.
whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Toothpaste and toothbrush (we promote hygiene)
whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Crayons
whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Any other material to create handicrafts
whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Sweaters or jackets, and any kind of shoes
whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Computers are welcome to create computers labs as the children need to develop these skills.

It has been verified by this program that a child who reads can share what they learn with their parents who are illiterate and thus help cultivate critical thinking and empowerment. This is aimed at training future leaders and therefore an egalitarian society.

Impact of this program

whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Better educated children in literature.
whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Children and young people better prepared for the urban area and various challenges of life.
whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Better use of time
whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Children and young people with diverse skills and abilities
whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Children and youth with critical thinking skills
whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Better school grades
whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Children and young people with a larger vision
whitebulletsquarepurp.gif (65 bytes)Children and youth with a spirit of cooperation and solidarity

For more information about Forma Guatemala, please visit their website -