Guatemala, Monte Mercedes, Sololá
Computer classrooms at the Monte Mercedes School in Guatemala
Construction period: Jul 2023 – Mar 2024


Type of facility

Two computer classrooms





NGO partner


Academic year

January – October

Literacy rate (15+ years old)

81.29 %

Attendance rate

Primary school – 94%
Lower secondary school – 52%
Upper secondary school – 31%

Out-of-school children

Children (6 to 11 years old) – 246,375
Adolescents (12 to 14 years old) – 385,857
Youth (15 to 17 years old) – 680,289

Project implementation

The national curriculum of Guatemala includes IT in its program, but not all schools are adequately equipped. Monte Mercedes School faces a similar challenge, lacking sufficient computers; it currently has only 16 for 375 students spanning pre-primary, primary, and secondary school levels across two shifts. To address this issue, students are compelled to attend a private computer academy, posing challenges for monitoring class attendance. Moreover, the academy is located 4 km away from the school, presenting additional difficulties for the students.

In 2023, we are taking steps to alleviate this situation by providing an additional 19 laptops and outfitting two classrooms designated for primary and secondary school levels. Our teachers are well-trained to conduct ICT classes, ensuring maximum efficiency in the learning process.


About the country


Republic of Guatemala

Capital city

Guatemala City


15 million people


Quetzal (GTQ)

Major languages

Spanish, more than 20 indigenous languages

Travel information

Guatemala is a tropical country with distinct wet and dry seasons. The dry season/ summer – November to April – is the best time to visit Guatemala. The air becomes hazy and incredibly hot by mid-March in the lead-up to the rainy season, volcanoes become almost invisible. In the wet season/ winter – May to October, the majority of rain falls in September and October. Rain usually appears as late afternoon downpours, rather than all-day showers.

Travel tips

Hotel recommendations

Guatemala City: Barcelo Guatemala City
Antigua: Posada de Don Rodrigo
Santa Catarina Palopo: Villa Santa Catarina

Places to eat

Chichicastenango: restaurant of the Mayan Inn Hotel
Solola: El Pescador
Guatemala City: Hibiscus Restaurante

Best souvenirs from the country

Guatemalan coffee, jade jewelry, textile, pottery, masks


Taxis Sololá Comodidad Y Confort

Travel agencies


Interpreting services


Proposed one week tour

Day 1: Guatemala City: Antigua

Day 2: Antigua: Acatenango volcano hiking

Day 3: Antigua: Coffee plantation tour

Day 4: Atitlan Lake boat tour, Mayan ruins visit

Day 5: San Antonio, Solola, School visit

Day 6: Chichicastenango market

Day 7: Monterrico black sand beaches

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