Isaac: Many students need help to sustain or improve their performance in school. We support learning by providing parents, teachers, and students with innovative technology tools that make teaching and learning effective, engaging, and productive, helping students succeed in school and in life.
Vilma: Sí, Spiffy! Did you know that Guatemala has the worst gender equity gap in the Americas? Less than 20% of indigenous girls will graduate from secondary school, and fewer than 1% continue to university. The severely substandard Guatemalan educational system compounds this problem. Even when families can and do invest in the promise of education, the school system is failing them. Predictable cycles of early and frequent pregnancy create shackles of intergenerational poverty and exclusion that have kept this talent on the sidelines for centuries. Indigenous women and girls such as myself suffer four forms of discrimination in Guatemala: we are poor, we are women, we are indigenous, and we are from rural villages.
Ella: I just want to say that I believe in you and the work that you are doing. Whatever that may be— anything from a project to just going about your daily life as a kind person smiling and being kind to others around you and spreading joy— everything that you do has impact. You are a powerful human being. Your ideas and passions are unique, and however you choose to share them with the world, know that you are making a difference.
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