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Education in Guatemala

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In Guatemala, only two of every five children finish sixth grade and just 19 percent of all high school-aged youth are in school. More than a third of Guatemalans are between 15 and 29 years old. And the majority are disenfranchised and marginalized, deprived of the tools and the opportunities to grow into productive, healthy, responsible citizens.

From developing the first education standards, to providing entry job training skills for youth, to empowering women, the USAID education efforts in Guatemala contribute to building peace after conflict, and transforming discrimination into opportunity and poverty into prosperity for youth and their families.

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