Roots and Wings InternationalBy Administrator
Roots and Wings International is this quarter’s Education beneficiary. We’re unlocking the Foundation Beyond Belief vault to bring back Roots and Wings as an Encore beneficiary — RWI was previously featured as the Q1 2011 beneficiary and received a $3,390 grant.
RWI is a small, effective charity providing educational opportunities for indigenous people in Guatemala. They begin their educational programming at the elementary level with an after-school elementary tutoring program focused on 5- to 11-year-olds. As kids grow up, RWI continues to provide educational programming with computer literacy programs at the Roots and Wings Learning Center. At the university level, RWI offers full-tuition scholarships to indigenous youth from families that earn $2 or less per day. All scholarship-receiving students are also the first members of their families to study past elementary school, and most come from coffee-growing, rural regions of Guatemala.
RWI works with Buywell Coffee in an effort to make sure that as many students as possible have the opportunity to earn an education.