2012 was a fantastic year because thanks to your support, LHI was able to do incredible work and achieve impressive results. Thank you.
Our favorite stats from 2012:
We awarded scholarships to 65 students in LHI’s Youth Development Program. These scholarships increase a family’s average income by 50%.
Our students received more resources addressing their academic, emotional, and personal needs than ever before. We introduced 3 new support services:strengths-based one-on-one counseling sessions, end-of-year home visits with individual families, and life-skills workshops for youth and parents.
100% of our 12th graders graduated from high school. 77% of our youth entering high school in 2013 will attend schools outside of Chajul, receiving a higher quality education and greater breadth of experience than is available in their hometown.
We provided LHI youth and their families with 2,300 hours of work through the Work to (L)earn and Sustainable Tourism programs.
We doubled the size of our community library by acquiring, renovating, and equipping a new study room. The library now has 4,779 books and over 1,000 members.
Our librarians welcomed 250 users weekly, providing them with literacy support, homework help, and a comfortable space to read and study.
Librarians developed and implemented a vacation literacy program for library users, with an average of 85 kids attending every day.
Our wonderful team of volunteers sold 1,000+ handmade artisan products, raising $28,097 that will allow us to continue growing and improving our programs.
Our artisan program tripled in size! We provided 50 LHI youth and mothers with a total of 10,969 hours of work at a fair wage.