"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.
View our video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdEll9zsoEw
The GSSG Fundraising Banquet will be held on Friday night, May 9, at St. Michael the Archangel Parish Center, 804 High House Road, Cary, NC 27513.
Please reserve the date.
Come to enjoy a delicious meal and hear the life story in photographs of one of our Guatemalan students.
Reserve tickets for the banquet by emailing Tom Goehl at TJGoehl@yahoo.com or purchase tickets online through the Donate button. Be sure to type the words "banquet tickets" in the note field.
Tickets will be mailed to you directly.
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 in your Home page 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!