Education for the Children (EFTC) is an international NGO based in Guatemala. Wheels4Life has worked with EFTC on several projects, including the delivery of over 100 bikes.
Update: EFTC Foundation Guatemala 2015
Wheels 4 Life has funded multiple projects with this school in Guatemala over the years. The following report is from a visit in 2015
In Antigua we were getting ready to visit the EFTC school (Education For The Children) and meet some of the previous Wheels 4 Life bike recipients, as well as the 31 new children that would receive a bike from us whilst we were there. Wheels 4 Life is a non-profit charity that provides bicycles to people in need of transportation in Developing Countries. EFTC is a school run by a UK based non-profit charity, their set-up was most impressive Not only do they provide education to over 600 children, they also give access to their students to healthcare, nutrition, transportation (as with the bikes we donated) and where needed, psychological council and therapy for kids and families that have undergone traumatic experiences. Further educational support includes university scholarships to set these kids up for real jobs and a opportunity to break out of the vicious cycle of poverty. Many of these families live on less than $1 per day and often 3 or 4 children share one small room and one big bed.
A young man; 18 year old Kevin, stands on a dusty street corner on the outskirts of Antigua, Guatemala. Two years ago he received a bicycle from Wheels 4 Life through his school; “Escuela Proyecto La Esperanza” which was founded and is run as a UK based charity. They produce an excellent educational program for the extremely poverty stricken people of the Antigua area in Central America.