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.
March – April 2017
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!
The diagnosis of cancer in a child or teenager is a devastating blow for the whole family. AYUVI mobilizes the support and required resources to sustain the National Pediatric Oncology Unit Hospital –UNOP-, the only national hospital specialized in the treatment of pediatric cancer in Guatemala.
At our hospital, most patients come from poor/rural areas and 50% of them suffer from some degree of malnutrition when diagnosed. Often, in order to take care of their sick child, their caretakers are forced to stop working, further worsening the situation of the whole family.
Come and learn how AYUVI delivers a comprehensive treatment at NO CHARGE to make sure that Guatemalan children with cancer receive the best opportunity to be cured.
Magical Classroom (Aula Mágica) partners with other NGOs to find entrepreneurial and community-minded people to use pre-recorded, interactive programs to reach children in remote areas not served by the Guatemalan government. It trains and pays these community facilitators to guide children in program activities while developing kids’ cognitive, language and social skills, preparing them to attend and successfully complete the first grade.
This year, Constru Casa celebrates its 13th year taking a holistic approach in working to lift families out of extreme poverty through the provision of basic and dignified housing. To date, Constru Casa has built over 970 homes and over 120 community constructions, including schools, healthcare clinics and community centers, throughout Guatemala. Through alliance with local social organizations Constru Casa also offers families a holistic approach to poverty alleviation, with health, education and social work initiatives. Join us to learn more!