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
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:
Books for children any age in Spanish
Games like puzzles, dominoes, etc.
Toothpaste and toothbrush (we promote
Any other material to create handicrafts
Sweaters or jackets, and any kind of
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
Impact of this program
Better educated children in literature.
Children and young people better
prepared for the urban area and various challenges of life.
Better use of time
Children and young people with diverse
skills and abilities
Children and youth with critical
Better school grades
Children and young people with a larger
Children and youth with a spirit of
cooperation and solidarity
For more information about Forma Guatemala, please visit their website -