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Join Us In Guatemala


In July, Antigua Guatemala is a blissful 77 degrees every day, perfect for wandering its pastel-facade streetscapes that sit beneath three volcanoes.

Restored colonial buildings rub shoulders with picturesque ruins in park-like surroundings, where local vendors offer fresh fruit, ice cream and handcrafted souvenirs. It’s a place where mooching is rewarded. Hidden behind those facades, you’ll find a huge variety of cafes, bars, restaurants, gift shops and markets. This perfect vacation spot is just 15 minutes by tuk-tuk from The School of Hope. This July we invite you to join us in celebrating 20 years and experience all that Guatemala has to offer.

If you’re a first time visitor to Central America you may want to combine Antigua with volcano climbing, relaxing at idyllic Lake Atitlán or exploring ancient Mayan temples in the jungle at Tikal. 

If you’ve visited Guatemala before: remember how it felt to sit on that courtyard terrace with a beer and view of Fuego volcano? This time, why not combine your trip with a neighboring country ? The wonderful Belize has jungle adventure and coral reefs for snorkelling aficionados.

If you or your family is unsure about visiting Central America, our Foundation Coordinator Boo Somers will chat with you about planning your trip. We’d love you to join for every event but recognize that everyone’s itinerary will be different. So whether you choose to join us at one element, or all of them, we’d be so thrilled to welcome you to Guatemala.

Saturday 22 July - Welcome To Antigua

A relaxed drop in event. The chance to meet the EFTC team and to orientate yourselves in Antigua.

Sunday 23 July - 20th Anniversary Carnival

Celebrate with current and past students, staff, families, local partners and supporters. We'll be taking over a beautiful outdoor garden. Enjoy bouncy houses, have-a-go-games, entertainment, music and scrumptious sweet and savoury treats. 

Monday 24 July  - EFTC Welcoming Students For 20 Years

Supporters and partners will gather together to celebrate the foundation's big birthday, There'll be dinner, dancing and the chance to here from our alumni, trustees and founders.

Monday & Tuesday 25 July - Welcome To The School of Hope

This is your chance to visit the students at school and see for yourselves why, 20 years on, our foundation is such an inspiring and thriving place to study and work. 

Inspired? Contact Boo for more information.