Increasing income opportunities and improving health care through high-quality training courses and self-employment
Women and young people in need from the communities of San Raymundo, San Lucas Sacatepéquez and Palencia have limited access to qualified vocational training due to their financial possibilities or their school situation. Our goal is to improve their income opportunities and health care through high-quality training in technical, entrepreneurial, and health-related fields.
Training centers in municipalities affected by poverty
360 people from these municipalities (over 85% women) will be able to follow an intensive course on the use of flatbed sewing machines and overlock and/or a cutting and sewing course specializing in haute couture dresses recognized by the Ministry of Education in Guatemala. In Palencia, they will also have the opportunity to attend courses in floristry, hairdressing and manicure. Parallel to this training, participants learn the basics of entrepreneurship and will be offered advice in order to become self-employed after their training.
Nursing assistant school and health promotion
In Guatemala, there are 9.6 doctors per 10,000 inhabitants. Therefore, the Monseñor Arnold Poll Nursing Assistant School in Guatemala City belongs to Caritas Arquidiocesana and trains 30 people a year. It will be equipped with anatomical models for the different fields of medicine (general medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and gynecology). Training the teaching staff will also help to improve the quality of training. To this end, 50 health promoters will be trained to be reference points for health issues in their communities and will provide information on nutrition, hygiene and prevention of diseases in their surroundings.
Our local partner
Cáritas Arquidiocesana was founded in 1978 with the aim of promoting the development of the urban and rural areas of the Archdiocese (Department of Guatemala and Sacatepéquez) and to contribute to their progress. Their work focuses on improving the quality of life in population groups affected by poverty.