After twenty years of service, the Guatemala Friendship School Foundation is closing its doors.

Over this period, we have educated hundreds of students at the elementary, junior high, high school, and university levels. From all accounts, we have had incredible success in our mission to bring education to the people of Momostenango, Guatemala.

Things have changed since we started. Now, Momostenango has not just one junior high, but five, and the government is paying for this education to a much greater degree. The days of our school being the only place for Mayan children has passed, and now students have many more opportunities.

Things have also changed in our Foundation, and it’s time to let go of this work, knowing that our success has been extremely important.

Read the final letter to the Friends of the Guatemala Friendship School Foundation, from the founder, Doug Johnson, HERE.

Or download the letter in PDF format HERE.

Edwin Rolando Calel
Success Story: Edwin’s mom was having a difficult time, being a single mom and not having a lot of money. During these hard times, Edwin was discouraged and had no hopes to continue his education. He soon decided that he did not want to suffer any longer and was determined to help his mom. He continued to study at a night school and during the day, repaired shoes to pay for his education.

Edwin is now a proud graduate and received his degree as a technical accountant. He holds a special place in his heart for Kamawanik Institute, and wants to thank them for helping motivate him to reach his goals.
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