A number of organizations support Brillo de Sol through scholarships, providing volunteers, assisting us with events or other forms of financial support and in-kind donations.
Scholarships & Tuition Assistance:
CasaSito Association Guatemala
CasaSito increases educational opportunities in rural areas so that those living in poverty can attend school, receive quality instruction, and obtain the skills they need to improve their lives. In addition to providing educational assistance and support, they also place volunteers in their various partner programs and run a volunteer house in Antigua.
CasaSito partners with Los Niños Foundation to provide tuition assistance to some of students at Brillo de Sol. The students of Brillo de Sol also participate in a number of CasaSito sponsored events including the annual Arts, Music and Sports festivals.
Familias de Ezperanza
Familias de Esperanza, Common Hope’s field program in Guatemala, provides the necessary resources for thousands of impoverished students to stay in school and be more successful students. The program also creates partnerships with local schools to support and enhance the education students receive. Common Hope works in 26 communities outside of Antigua and Guatemala City, helping more than 11,000 impoverished children and adults create a better life for themselves.
Familias de Esperanza has placed many students in Brillo de Sol over the years and provides a number of our children with the education and support that their families could not possibly provide on their own.
Mimariposa Foundation’s goal is to improve the living conditions of families in the province Satapequez, Guatemala, by providing resources and materials for teaching and promotion of good drinking water. The butterfly in their logo is symbolic of transformation. By providing uniforms, shoes, school supplies, and tuition assistance, Mimariposa provides poor families with the means to send their children to school .
Through the generosity of sponsors in the Netherlands, Mimariposa Foundation provides tuition assistance and uniforms to some of the students at Brillo de Sol.
Los Niños Foundation
Los Niños is a registered Dutch foundation that undertakes and supports projects in Guatemala. Their goal is to facilitate educational projects, and to increase the independence and self-supporting abilities of the poorest children and their families. They focus on building, expanding and improving schools for children without resources. Support also includes scholarships for secondary and vocational education. They also aim to directly improve the living conditions of children at home by giving attention to, among others, nutrition, hygiene and medical care.
Los Niños Foundation partners with CasaSito to provide tuition assistance to some of the students at Brillo de Sol.
Uno Más focus primarily on supporting children in the form of scholarships, but the work of the foundation also involves improving schools by providing support for adequate teachers, teaching materials, and all that is needed to achieve a quality education. In addition to matching sponsors with the children from poor families, Uno Más also provides individual scholarships to young people who want to further their education after primary school. They seek motivated individuals from poor families who want to develop themselves based on their own strengths and self-esteem into healthy, educated professionals who can break the cycle of poverty and chart their own future.
Through the generosity of sponsors in the Netherlands and elsewhere, Uno Más provides tuition assistance to some of our students at Brillo de Sol. They also provide other direct assistance to help Brillo de Sol to improve the quality of our educational program. More information on their work at Brillo de Sol can be found here.
Professors and students from the Psychology and Speech Therapy departments of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the University of Redlands, and the University of Wyoming visit us once or twice a year to assist with evaluations and the preparation of diagnosis and treatment plans. They also provide training to our teachers on various topics and teaching methodologies.
Other Partners and Supporters:
La Union and Maximo Nival
Local Spanish language schools providing volunteers
ONGVoluntariado arranges for volunteers to participate in overseas volunteer opportunities at participating NGOs in Latin American countries: Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru and Costa Rica. ONGVoluntariado cooperates with a diverse group of NGOs that offer flexibility in arranging dates and different volunteer roles at various projects. Check out their website if you want to know more about volunteering and international NGOs. www.ongvoluntariado.org
Donates time maintaining our computers and developing learning programs for the children.