San Lucas Toliman is a small Mayan town in the highlands of Guatemala. The town has a population of about 14,000. The main work in the community is harvesting coffee. By UN standards, the majority of the people live in poverty or extreme poverty.
Many children who finish Primary school don't continue on to Secondary school, because of the expense involved. Parents have to pay fees in all local secondary schools.
San Lucas Toliman Scholars is a local organization whose mission is to give good students the opportunity to continue to study after they finish Primary school (6th grade).
501 c 3 status since 2006
Over 850 students from town and nearby villages sponsored in local secondary schools
Sponsors welcome and encouraged to visit