RCs Portland, Lake Oswego, Tigard  and RC Coatepeque-Colomba Scholarship Programs in Coatepeque, Guatemala 1998-2011
 
Project Goals <ul><li>Increase literacy and educational levels for underprivileged children </li></ul><ul><li>Increase eco...
After Hurricane Stan (2005)
Project Foundation: 1996
<ul><li>Prior to 1998, only 1 student had graduated from 9 th  grade in 38 years in the San Rafael Pacaya Uno village scho...
Delivering
 
 
Santa Maria El Naranjo: Est 2004 <ul><li>The success of Pacaya Uno led another village to start a secondary education prog...
 
Trade School Scholarships <ul><li>Some graduating students from Pacaya Uno urged the Rotarians to offer scholarships to Tr...
 
 
 
Primary school
Pre school: Caserio San Carlos
Coatepeque Rotarians and spouses <ul><li>Above left: some of the Coatepeque-Colomba Rotarians and spouses at Moises home <...
Volcan Fuego is still smokin’
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Colomba Scholarship Programs in Coatepeque, Guatemala

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An overview of Portland, Lake Oswego, Tigard and Coatepeque Colomba Rotary Clubs' Scholarship Program project.

Originally presented at the 2011 Rotary District 5100 conference at Seaside, OR.

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Colomba Scholarship Programs in Coatepeque, Guatemala

  1. 1. RCs Portland, Lake Oswego, Tigard and RC Coatepeque-Colomba Scholarship Programs in Coatepeque, Guatemala 1998-2011
  2. 3. Project Goals <ul><li>Increase literacy and educational levels for underprivileged children </li></ul><ul><li>Increase economic opportunity </li></ul>
  3. 4. After Hurricane Stan (2005)
  4. 5. Project Foundation: 1996
  5. 6. <ul><li>Prior to 1998, only 1 student had graduated from 9 th grade in 38 years in the San Rafael Pacaya Uno village school </li></ul><ul><li>As of 2010, over 340 students have graduated from 9 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>3 district clubs fund 60 of 66 scholarships at $100 per student per year. RC Coatepeque-Colomba funds 6 </li></ul>San Rafael Pacaya Uno: Est. 1998
  6. 7. Delivering
  7. 10. Santa Maria El Naranjo: Est 2004 <ul><li>The success of Pacaya Uno led another village to start a secondary education program </li></ul><ul><li>The first graduating class was 2006 with 25 students </li></ul><ul><li>Currently about 40 students apply per year. </li></ul><ul><li>3 district clubs fund 30 of the 66 in scholarships at $100 per student per year. The remainder are funded by RC Coatepeque-Colomba (22 Rotarians). </li></ul>
  8. 12. Trade School Scholarships <ul><li>Some graduating students from Pacaya Uno urged the Rotarians to offer scholarships to Trade School </li></ul><ul><li>The scholarships were established in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary club of Portland joined in to assist in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>More than 70 students have graduated from Trade school </li></ul>
  9. 16. Primary school
  10. 17. Pre school: Caserio San Carlos
  11. 18. Coatepeque Rotarians and spouses <ul><li>Above left: some of the Coatepeque-Colomba Rotarians and spouses at Moises home </li></ul><ul><li>Above: all Rotarians contribute to this great pot luck </li></ul><ul><li>Left: Youth Exchange students Ana and Cesar Lopez. Cesar was with our club </li></ul>
  12. 19. Volcan Fuego is still smokin’

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