NGO Lectures

The Rainbow became an important meeting place for local non-profits and NGOs over 11 years ago when the Evening Lectures /NGO Talks first began. The idea of the lectures/talks is to be a link between the NGO and people interested in getting involved with the great projects that work towards making a better Guatemala.

Every talk we host increases a NGOs public exposure as well as the probability that someone attending may decide to volunteer, donate money or fundraise for the charity.  Since hosting the first talk (Sue Patterson´s) we´ve had more than 50 local non-profits and NGO´s presenting!

A donation of Q25 is asked for to each person attending the talk, the donation given goes directly to the presenting NGO.

February – March 2017

Feb
28
Tue
2017
Mujeres Artesanas de Paz – EducArte (MAP-ED)
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Mujeres Artesanas de Paz – EducArte (MAP-ED)  @ Rainbow Cafe

MAP-ED is a local nonprofit organization that works for women´s, children´s, and teenagers’ rights through education and health services. MAP-ED manages and develops programs such as: Providing children and teenager´s education, age appropriate comprehensive sexual health education, promoting the Arts as a means of self-expression, promoting awareness campaigns to prevent violence against women and more.

At its core, MAP-ED is united by a vision of a better and more just world for all.

Mar
7
Tue
2017
Los Patojos: Forming Leaders for Guatemala
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Los Patojos: Forming Leaders for Guatemala @ Rainbow Cafe
Los Patojos is an association that promotes a common welfare in the community of Jocotenango, Sacatepéquez. Four fundamental elements are the pillars of this project: Education, Nutrition, Health and Civic Participation through the Arts.
The project is designed to teach and better the lives of all of those who are part of it.  The programs are directed and coordinated by teams of young Guatemalan professionals who focus in social work and who look for solutions to problems that disintegrate the community.
Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes, founder and executive director of Los Patojos was named as one of The 2014 Top 10 CNN Heroes. Los Patojos: Dreams and Ideas in Action!
Mar
14
Tue
2017
Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions – Sue Patterson
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Life in Guatemala: Brief History and Current Conditions - Sue Patterson @ Rainbow Cafe | Guatemala City | Guatemala | Guatemala

Sue Patterson, a retired US Foreign Service officer, lives in Antigua, Guatemala. She  is a former US Consul General in Guatemala and has served in Chile, Iran  and Italy. She is also the founder of WINGS, a non-profit dedicated to reproductive health and family planning. Sue is the recipient of numerous awards for her work, most recently the 2003 Sargent Shriver Award for Outstanding  Humanitarian Service from the National Peace Corps Association of America.

Mar
21
Tue
2017
Maya Health Alliance
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Maya Health Alliance @ Rainbow Café Antigua Guatemala | Antigua Guatemala | Sacatepéquez | Guatemala

Maya Health Alliance (Wuqu’ Kawoq) is a leader in research and treatment models for chronic diseases, including child malnutrition, diabetes, heart disease and cancer. The organization provides primary care services in five Mayan languages around central Guatemala to 20,000 individuals.

In addition to world class healthcare driven by data and field research, Maya Health Alliance makes preservation of Maya language and culture a top priority.  All of the work is accomplished in a sustainable manner, which means, care is in the language of the patient, with the majority of care provided by Guatemalan health care providers, sourcing local medications and supplies with the goal of providing bright futures for some of the poorest of the poor while also transforming the model for global health. Join us to learn more!

Mar
28
Tue
2017
Mayan Dances by indigenous children from Nuevo Amanecer
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Mayan Dances by indigenous children from Nuevo Amanecer  @ Rainbow Cafe

New Dawn is a Guatemalan NGO focused on community development in San Andres Itzapa, Chimaltenango since 1989. They promote health, education and the strengthening of indigenous leaders in the community. They provide learning support and a feeding programme for children and young adults at their school based in the director’s own home.

Their vision is to facilitate self-sufficiency within poorer families and allow them to empower themselves to change their quality of life through education. They also seek to preserve and strengthen the cultural identity of the indigenous Mayan people.

Come and see the show and learn more about this project and the Mayan culture!