probigua.com

Our project

¡Vive la experiencia en PROBIGUA!

Who we are

The “Academia de Español PROBIGUA” (Proyecto Bibliotecas Guatemala) is a non-profit organization dedicated to two goals:

1. Providing the beginning, intermediate or advanced student of spanish  with an intensive, total-immersion experience.
2. Helping the children of Guatemala by using the school´s profits to establish and maintain libraries in many rural villages in which there is no Access to books. Your tuition will also provide scholarships to local students to enable them to study. Helping the children of Guatemala by using the school´s profits to establish and maintain libraries in many rural villages in which there is no Access to books. Your tuition will also provide scholarships to local students to enable them to study.
This goal does not increase costs for the students. Our fees are reasonable and competitive with other, profit-oriented schools. If you are interested in working as a volunteer, we can help you to find a Project where you can work. Besides our library Project, we also have contacts in several social and educational institutions.  

Mobile Library

As part of our work, we run one library-bus that visit every day a series of towns and villages in different parts of Guatemala. On this bus, many children have a chance to “travel” through reading.
As part of your experience in PROBIGUA, we will gladly welcome your collaboration if you Want to volunteer in our reading workshops or on our library-bus.  Also, part of the tuition fee that you pay for your Spanish course, will support the libraries and help us to provide scholarships for youngsters to attend school beyond sixth grade.

A DREAM A MISSION

We believe in hard work and dedication

In Guatemala, where 50% of the population cannot read, educational opportunities are severely limited due to lack of Access to books and other written material.
Most towns and villages do not have libraries. Neither do public schools, and texbooks are not provided. Parents, many of whom earn the mínimum wage of only $ 18 per week, simply cannot afford to buy books for their children.

We stop at nothing

As of 2002, our Project has started, and is maintaining 22 libraries as well as the first mobile.
The addition of libraries in town and schools has a great impact on this situation. Students use the facilities in great numbers to do homework, find information in the enciclopedias or check out a book t oread at home.

We love to help

Furthermore, we have opened 9 computer centers and installed additional computers in 9 libraries. Our goa lis to improve the services in our existing libraries and to provide Access to modern technology to many children and teachers in rural áreas.

We take it step by step

The tuition you pay helps us support the libraries and provides scholarships for students to attend school beyond sixth grade.  We have received support from philanthropic organizations in the U.S., Europe and Guatemala

A smile and hope

For interested students, we offer volunteer work in our library Project. We always need staff to maintain our mobile library and computer centers and to provide other services, such as introducing children and Young people to the library, labeling and sorting books, or maintaining PC´s.

The faces behind our success

We Couldn’t Do It Without Them

We have the Papal blessing