Have questions? We're here.
Talk with an expert
Customize any aspect of your Guatemala trip. 1.800.344.6118
Help Me Plan My Trip
Talk with an expert

Adventure Life Grant Changes Lives in Guatemala

The following is a guest post from the non-profit organization Cooperative for Education, whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala through education.
We're excited -- even more excited than that one time we got two Snickers from the vending machine for the price of one (although that was a great day). This exhilaration stems from the fact that Adventure Life completely rocks and has very generously given us, Cooperative for Education (CoEd), a grant to further our mission to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala through education. The best part? This grant is already being used to improve life for primary school students and their families in rural Guatemala through the Culture of Reading Program (CORP).
These engaging story books are just one of the many ways CORP fosters reading and learning among primary school students in Guatemala.
The CORP program is intended to foster a lifelong love of reading and learning in children by providing teachers with best practices in reading instruction, as well as a selection of engaging story books. If Ismelia, a first grader currently in the CORP program at La Canoa primary school, is any indication, CORP is achieving its goal in every way. Her mother, Irma, is astounded by Ismelia’s interest in learning. She states, “When Ismelia comes home after school, all it takes is a simple question like ‘What did you do in school today?’ and Ismelia tells me every detail about her day—she even repeats the dramatizations and songs they do.” Irma goes on to explain that Ismelia’s older brother, now a sixth grader, didn’t learn how to read until second grade, so she is absolutely amazed that Ismelia is already reading and writing less than two months into her first grade year.
Look at those smiles! Ismelia lights up every time she starts chattering away about school.

Ismelia is just one example of the thousands of students who are falling in love with reading and learning thanks to Adventure Life’s help. Irma takes great pains to ensure that Ismelia never skips a day of school, stating, “I don’t want her to miss out on a single moment of the wonderful learning experience she is getting.”
Thank you, Adventure Life, for helping Ismelia thrive, for helping teachers learn best practices in reading instruction, and for being a company that truly cares about the communities where they work and travel. It is refreshing to partner with an organization that shares our passion for sustainable long term solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. We couldn't be more excited to be a recipient of your good will—in fact, you can read more about our unabashed enthusiasm here!
These engaging story books are just one of the many ways CORP fosters reading and learning among primary school students in Guatemala.
Man, that Adventure Life logo sure looks good on our sponsor plaque...
As Maria Ovando, a Guatemalan Ministry of Education official, states, “Thanks to you, we have books so we can get to know the world. When these children grow up, they will remember the support you have given them, and because of your help, they will have a better life.”
Adventure Life Grant in Guatemala

  1. Adventure Life Grant Changes Lives in Guatemala

Want to Go?

country
Antigua and the Volcano
Guatemala
experience
A Maasai warrior walks across the African bush
Cultural

Why Travel With Adventure Life

More Reasons
Us with our Maasai guide Dennis
Tailored to You
Tell us your travel interests, dreams and desires, then let our experts tailor the perfect trip for you!
Monks conversing in a Buddist temple
Peace of Mind
You can have confidence in our experts' dedication to traveler safety, comfort, & providing a seamless trip.
A pair of friendly sea lions
Responsible Travel
We are fully committed to low impact travel that not only preserves but gives back to the amazing places we visit.
A man photographs a King Penguin at only a few feet away.
Insider Access
Our personal expertise & experience, local partners in our destinations, & access to over 150 small ships are all invaluable to designing your unique journey.

Awards and Accolades

All News