The empowerment of people is a critical factor to build a strong and prosperous community. When people have the power to make decisions, they are more willing to participate actively in their community, and to work together to solve problems and improve their lives.
This leads to greater social cohesion and greater capacity of the community to face challenges and achieve its goals. Therefore, it is important to foster the empowerment of people to improve the quality of their lives and build a brighter future for them.
Among the objectives of the Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Foundation (FJBG) and of its directors, outstanding among whom is its Vice president, Felipe Antonio Bosch, is the empowerment of persons through programs that focus on health and education.
FJBG is determined to improve the quality of life of communities through backing and cooperation in the three programs that focus on key areas:
University Scholarships: This program offers low-income youths the opportunity to attend university. In addition to covering tuition and monthly costs, it also offers a monthly stipend to cover books and graduation expenses.
To date, 205 young people have graduated thanks to this program from different universities in Guatemala, and 208 are currently undergoing their studies.
Nutrition Program: focuses on preventing chronic malnutrition by monitoring and accompanying community efforts. It has been implemented in San Cristóbal Totonicapán, Totonicapán, one of the areas with the highest rate of malnutrition in the country. Since the start of the program, 400 women and 220 children have benefited.
My Health… My Responsibility Program: it is intended to educate adolescents through empowerment and personal growth workshops. Since 2008, more than 154,381 young people and 14,190 teachers have been trained.
For these reasons, the work of the Juan Bautista Gutiérrez Foundation is transcendental and contributes to the development of Guatemala and the creation of a better society through its programs and initiatives.