||PROBIGUA is promoting development of rural Guatemala by ingenuous methods. Only women teachers. Good teaching!
It has mobile libraries in a chicken bus which tours poor villages. When you subscribe, it would be good if you can donate a book (optional) to these libraries.
With the help of Bill Gates, the school has equipped 10 computation centres for pupils in small towns. 22% of your fees go to these projects. Students can contribute or volunteer on these projects.
Founded in 1994 by Rigoberto Zamora.
Total immersion in Antigua is moderate (hard, if you hang with English speaking tourists).
|Reports on teaching have improved recently. Teacher?s salary: an average $40 per week.
See details for recommended instructors! The 30 permanent teachers of this school are women only. In high season they do two shifts (morning and afternoon). In low season, some of them assume other jobs (in the library) or receive computer training. Every Wednesday afternoon there is teachers´ training, and every three months there is training for new teachers. The school helps teachers to study in the university.
|Very sparse activities. Dance lessons (Salsa) upon request. A few activities take place weekly. In theory, Probigua offers:
supervised lecture of literature
Wednesday night there are documentary and Hollywood movies
Thursday there are Salsa classes
Fridays there are trips or museum visits
Once a month there is a trip to Guatemala city, and once a month the school donates books to a rural library.
|Excellent: You have to give the school a book when you inscribe. You can work in the schools own mobile library project. This school definitely wins the prize among Guatemalan Spanish schools for social works. PROBIGUA has established 22 school libraries, 10 computation centres and the mobile library bus in order to help rural children. From February to September, volunteers can help run one of these libraries. There are also volunteer jobs classifying new books for the libraries. Many students come to this school just in order to help, and that?s why you meet interesting people here. If you ever have used a library when you were a kid or adolescent, you know what PROBIGUA?s help means to about 3000 rural children. A Swiss NGO is helping PROBIGUA
|In 1990 it was still a heap of rubble left over from a series of earthquakes which roll through from three volcanoes. Now Antigua is the artificial colonial showcase of Guatemala, serving as tourist base camp for the exploration of the interior. The Spanish Schools of Antigua are a bargain. Come as a blank piece of paper and go speaking Spanish and knowing Latin ways.