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What We Do

Save the Children has been working in Guatemala since the 1976 earthquake, when we provided urgent humanitarian assistance to affected children and families. In 1983, our country office was permanently established.

We work with the government, civil society and local authorities to help the most vulnerable children in the country. Together, we are strengthening education, health and nutrition systems, protection systems, children right's governance, and humanitarian response.

Through our ongoing programmes, we're working to provide humanitarian aid to migrant children and their families. Our education work focuses on the early years and supporting reading and writing initiatives, including intercultural bilingual education.

We're improving the health and nutrition of children and their families in the Western Highlands by providing the tools, training and understanding of healthy diets necessary to prevent and treat malnutrition.

With civil society, we're promoting changes and improvements in legislation and public policies on child protection. Our goal is to ensure that all children are protected.