NDG in short

Niños de Guatemala (NDG) provides underprivileged children with an education. NDG runs two primary schools and a secondary school which house over 500 Guatemalan children that would otherwise not have been able to go to school. The organization is self-sustainable due to several business initiatives including a Spanish school.
NDG was founded in 2006 by brother and sister Marten (1982) and Annemiek Dresen (1984), and their friend Sander Wirken (1985). NDG is an international foundation with donors from across the globe. Your donation directly affects change, and contributes to school construction materials, classroom materials, school meals; and the salaries of teachers, social workers, psychologists, and support staff.

Education

Niños de Guatemala empowers communities in marginalized areas of Guatemala. We achieve this by providing education that extends beyond the traditional classroom across three levels: students, their families, and the larger community.

Empowerment

NDG has always felt that our programs belong to those they serve. Our projects are directed and run by Guatemalan staff, which helps to create jobs and foster a sense of local ownership. Each school is responsible for developing its own curriculum and afterschool programs as well as managing its finances. NDG’s role is to provide training, monitoring and evaluation.

Entrepreneurship

We aim to be sustainable both at the organizational and community level through initiating and supporting social business activities and fostering an entrepreneurial spirit. Within five years of launching a school, our team in Guatemala must be able to raise 100% of its operational costs.  To help with this goal, we’ve opened two social businesses in Antigua.

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