Kairos Christian School, located in Ciudad Vieja (the old city), Guatemala, was founded by Mayra Garcia in 2010. Beginning as a Saturday feeding program for needy children, Kairos has grown into a school for children in grades 1 thru 8. Here is Mayra's story of the beginning of Kairos School.
Kairos started out as the Garcia family dream of helping kids with education and nutrition in Guatemala. In October 2004 a feeding program was started in Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala. Even though word had not spread, up to October 2008, about 70-75 kids would show up on Saturday for a hot meal. A hot meal a week, for many people might not mean anything, however, for most of these kids, it is the only hot meal they will get during the week and is something they count days and look forward to. Most of our kids in the feeding program did not attend school because of lack of resources. Private education is expensive in Guatemala, however, this is the level of education and values we want to offer our kids. They cannot afford to pay for it, so our vision is to provide them with good education, feed them lunch, provide them with school materials and transportation by finding sponsors willing to change a life. Changing a kid’s life does not stop there, it can change a whole generation. Up to date, a large percentage of our population does not know how to write or read, help us change that. Educating kids academically and teaching them values through the Word of God along with providing them good nutrition, can change our country. After lots of prayers, efforts, and people getting involved, in January 2009, Asociación Kairos Guatemala came to be.
*To sponsor a child in this school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org