"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela
There is no country on earth whose major population is both well-educated and impoverished. A strong educational foundation is the path out of poverty. Unfortunately, the educational system available to the poor of Guatemala is not up to the task. The solution offered by the Guatemalan Student Support Group (GSSG) is to bring students to the United States for a high school education and then provide the hitherto unheard of opportunity to go on to higher education either in the USA or in Guatemala. In return each participant agrees to use what he/she has learned to work toward improving the educational opportunities for all Guatemalans. As more of the Guatemalan poor are educated, all Guatemalans should benefit from a surge of significant socio-economic development in their country.
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Please plan to attend the GSSG Picnic in early Fall at the Watkins Farm located near Apex, North Carolina. The picnic will be held at a date to be announced soon. There will be great food (including barbeque), games for the kids, and a raffle! There will be plenty of time to visit with the cows, llamas, goats, rabbits, chickens, and turtles! Plan to bring your family and friends!
Facebook Page: The Guatemalan Student Support Group now has an official Facebook page! It is as follows: http://www.facebook.com/gssg.usa. If you are on Facebook, please “like” this page by clicking the Like button under the photo in order to spread the word and get updates about GSSG on your Homepage within Facebook. Once you like GSSG, you can easily ask your "friends" to like it by clicking buttons to invite them. Let’s get GSSG out into the mainstream!
Shopping to Support GSSG: You can help fund GSSG by making purchases through Amazon.com and Schwan Foods. A portion of your purchase is donated by Amazon.com and Schwan's Foods to GSSG. Please click here to find how!