BANASA helps raise the academic level of South Western region of Guatemala

Through the implementation of novel practices and a state-of-the-art methodology, the Mojarras school, which belongs to BANASA, helps to raise the academic level of three Southwestern departments of Guatemala: Quetzaltenango, Retalhuleu and San Marcos.

At the Mojarras school, students are educated through an active methodology that involves a teaching model which focuses on the student and his/her social and natural environment. Recreation and cultural activities are carried out with the students. The methodology includes teaching human values. Parents are involved through their participation in the various activities of the school throughout the year.

The last activity where students, teachers and parents participated was the activity sponsored by Funcafé that highlighted the accomplishments of the school readiness program called “Coffee Kindergarten”, under the education component, in the framework of the Rural Value Chains – PCVR/USAID. The teachers and the students of the Mojarras school traveled 6 hours by bus from Coatepeque to Guatemala City to make a demonstration of the method used to teach reading. The event took place in the facilities of Anacafé, with the participation of Ministry of Education authorities, International Cooperation, diplomatic corps, Banasa employees, among other guests.

The department-level Director of the Ministry of Education of Retalhuleu congratulated the teachers and principal of the school for the method employed and the modern and functional infrastructure of the school.

The President of BANASA, Gustavo Bolaños, explained that the Mojarras school was created to raise the academic level in the three departments of the South Western region of the country, to make a contribution to community development and to offer more good quality education opportunities.

You can learn more about the Corporate Social Responsibility programs of BANASA for their people and community development.