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Nearly 70 mothers, fathers, and grandmothers are learning to read and write in our Adult Literacy Program, with the goal of earning a sixth-grade diploma, in a program accredited by CONALFA, the Guatemalan committee on adult literacy. The classes are taught by Guatemalan teachers and long-term volunteers. All are passionate and committed teachers who have developed close working relationships with their students.
The men and women are positive role models for their children and grandchildren, as they show them that with hard work and determination, goals and dreams can be reached at any age. Every day, with every class, they live the words "Nunca es tarde," meaning, "It's never too late."
According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics' April 2007 Assessment, approximately 69% of Guatemala's population is literate, and the figure is lower among women and rural people. Guatemala's literacy rates are among the lowest in the western hemisphere.
To contact the Adult Literacy Program Coordinator directly, email email@example.com.