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Posted inElementary to High School, Lessons From Abroad, Lessons From Abroad, Opinion

The view from here: The battle to sustain school attendance in Guatemala

When the new term starts in January, 50 excited six-year-olds will join us for the first time. These children are from the impoverished, crime-ridden and violent communities that surround our school. They live in shanty towns where gang crime rules – Guatemala has the second-highest rate of child murder in the world. Their parents are mostly […]