My Names George, im 21 and i want to help change peoples lives. In early June i am setting off from the UK and heading to Guatemala to join the Long Way Home team to help them continue their work to break the cycle of poverty among youth in developing communities by creating educational opportunities, cultivating civic interaction, and encouraging healthy lifestyles.
By going to Guatemala i will be directly helping locals create a safer environment, educational opportunities and a better future. Long Way Home have worked with locals to build a Tecnico Maya Vocational school, soccer field,basketball court,playground,community kitchen and a home
for a single mother with five children.The locals learn a trade and
increase their employability.I will be working directly alongside the
Guatemalan builders and other volunteers.3 out of 5 residents only earn $2 a day!School is a luxury, Guatemala have no waste collection and so is dumped onto the streets and in water, the projects recycle this waste into materials for the buildings.Please Help me to Help them have the basic needs that we all take for guaranteed.
What We Need & What You Get
I need £800 ($1200) to go towards the flight, (England to Guatemala is a long way!) i myself have saved up money some of which has already gone to Long Way Home. I will continue to save what i can to help pay for materials, tools and my living costs when i am in the volunteer house. If i do not raise the $1200 i will not give up and promise that the project will still go on 100% if i raise more of course it will be used out there to help change peoples lives.
$10-A big thank you postcard from Guatemala (in English or broken Spanish, take your pick!)
$40- A big thank you postcard and Photograph showing the beautiful country and how youve helped
$100-A big thank you postcard,photographs and a worry doll from the local market
$200-A really big thank you postcard,collection of photographs, worry doll and a special gift that i will buy once im out there!
Other Ways You Can Help
Heres the Long Way Home website http://www.longwayhomeinc.org/en/index.php