MENTORA wants to thank all of our partners who have, in different ways, contributed to our work.
Education for Education was a project within the framework of MENTORA, with the purpose of supporting women’s right to education through financing university education for three female teachers in Guatemala. Attending university is for most women, in particular for Maya-women, very rare. For the teachers Maritsa, Elisabeth and Jenny, who are all a part of the Maya people, the expensive education meant that none of them were able to complete their university studies.
To have a university degree is beneficial for the woman herself, but also for society at large. For the woman as an individual, a university degree means increased independence and confidence, as well as a tool for her to change her living situation. For society at large, educated female teachers means an improvement of the level of education for the younger generation and female teachers also serve as role models for young girls. To educate women is also one of the most important factors for alleviating poverty.
The project was created by Ellen Lindahl and Julia Rångeby after they had, together with a group of other students from Kungsholmens High School in Stockholm, spent a week in San Juán La Laguna and the school LISI. There they got to know three amazing female teachers who all were passionate in educating young girls. After many inspiring conversations with both students and teacher, Ellen and Julia felt that they wanted to do something for these women. That is why they contacted MENTORA and the result became the sister project “Education for Education”.
Today, all three teachers have graduated.
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