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.

Jan
16
Tue
2018
Mayan Dances by indigenous children from Nuevo Amanecer
Jan 16 @ 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!

Jan
23
Tue
2018
ARCAS: Rescuing Guatemalan Wildlife
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
ARCAS: Rescuing Guatemalan Wildlife @ Rainbow Cafe

ARCAS: Rescuing Guatemalan Wildlife

The Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association (ARCAS) is the leading advocate for the rights of wild animals in Guatemala.  In the Department of Peten, it manages one of the largest and most success wildlife rescue centers in the world, receiving 300-600 animals of 40+ species per year, the majority confiscated from wildlife traffickers.

Since the establishment of the Rescue Center in Peten, ARCAS has branched out into other very necessary activities including environmental education, protected areas management, marine turtle conservation, sustainable community development, ecotourism and reforestation. ARCAS’s three main project sites are: the Guatemala City area, the remote northern department of Petén, and the Hawaii area of the southern Pacific Coast.

 

Jan
30
Tue
2018
Los Patojos: Forming Leaders for Guatemala
Jan 30 @ 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. In this presentation you´ll meet some of the children and youth who have been part of the program for many years, they will show you their skills and talents!
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!