EDUCATING GIRLS IS CENTRAL TO ERADICATING POVERTY

    One of the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs) is the eradication of poverty worldwide. Educating girls is a central part of eradicating global poverty, according to the World Bank, because it has broad social implications. At the Mojarras School in a rural village of southwest Guatemala, all children of AgroAmerica’s employees have access [...]

By |2018-01-23T17:41:37+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

STUDENTS GRADUATED AGROAMERICA’S MOJARRAS SCHOOL

This month parents, teachers and students celebrated as students graduated from the sixth grade. This is the second class of Sexto Primaria of the Mojarras Mixed Rural Private School in Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala to graduate. The school is the result of an alliance between AgroAmerica and Funcafé that began in 2010 with the purpose of raising [...]

By |2017-11-29T15:01:38+00:00November 28th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

FOOD SAFETY EDUCATION MONTH

September is Food Safety Education Month.  Food safety and food security are closely related to one another and they both have a profound impact on the quality of human life. There are many external factors that affect them both: Image courtesy of The Nature Education Library At AgroAmerica we’re constantly working to improve the quality [...]

By |2017-09-20T18:33:21+00:00September 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

HEALTHY KIDS EAT RIGHT & DO BETTER AT SCHOOL

August is Kids Eat Right Month, a program that aims to make healthy kids by teaching children to make healthy food choices so they grow up healthy and strong. Eating right affects almost aspect of a child’s life – how they grow, how they learn and even how they feel. In more developed countries their focus [...]

By |2017-08-08T20:30:14+00:00August 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK & U.N. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

                          August 1 – 7 2017 is World Breastfeeding Week.  The goals for this year’s observance are: to recognize our role and the difference we can make within our area of work to reach others across common areas of interest and promote breastfeeding [...]

By |2017-08-08T15:27:49+00:00August 4th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

EDUCATION EMPOWERS GIRLS & YOUNG WOMEN IN GUATEMALA

According to the United Nations, young people from age 10-24 constitute a quarter of the world’s population. Many of these youngsters do not have access to education, girls more so than boys. Education empowers girls and helps them overcome other cultural barriers. The percentage of the population under 18 is much higher in Guatemala. 47 [...]

By |2017-07-22T16:54:19+00:00July 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Agroamerica conducts a study with doctors from United States.

Guatemala, December 2011. Agroamerica organized the visit of 12 doctors from United States to conduct a study about the health, education and lifestyle situation of the communities bordering the southwestern departments of Quetzaltenango, Retalhuleu and San Marcos. The objective of this study is to have a better understanding about the lifestyle of the people in [...]

By |2017-04-05T18:27:53+00:00November 5th, 2011|News|0 Comments