Global Fund for Children, in partnership with six other funders, supports a cohort of 12 civil society organizations in Guatemala and Honduras that are working to ensure children and young people can exercise their right to education.

This initiative is a collaboration between GFC and Tinker Foundation, The Summit Foundation, International Community Foundation, Luis von Ahn Foundation, Focus Central America, and Vibrant Village Foundation. It is also known as the RECARGA initiative, which stands for Recuperando la Educación en Centroamérica: Activando Redes y Grupos Asociados (Educational Recovery in Central America: Supporting the Critical Role of Civil Society Organizations).

Through this initiative, we strive to support the recovery, renewal, and improvement of learning environments for children who have faced persistent barriers to educational success that were further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

RECARGA strengthens civil society for post-pandemic educational recovery by supporting our partners to:

  • Ensure a return to school for children in their communities, address academic gaps, and provide wrap-around support to students.
  • Advocate for expanded access to quality education for all children and ensure that equity, quality, and access remain at the center of post-pandemic education system plans and investments.
  • Strengthen networks for advocacy and learning by exchanging information and approaches; articulating and advancing shared priorities; engaging with experts and stakeholders; and participating in capacity-strengthening activities.

Each partner organization will receive annual funding and organizational capacity strengthening support to continue its education-related work, with a particular emphasis on increasing organizational influence and impact beyond direct service delivery. In Guatemala, the Population Council will also provide RECARGA partners with opportunities to engage in research, hands-on skills-building, and collaborative learning to cultivate a shared vision for equitable educational recovery.

The RECARGA initiative is managed by GFC, which provides direct support to local organizations and facilitates networking, convening, and collaboration in Guatemala and Honduras.

Header photo: Girls participating in a program run by GFC partner Asociación AMA in Guatemala. © GFC / Alejandro de Leon

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December 7, 2022
Global Fund for Children and six other philanthropic organizations have joined forces to promote the recovery of education systems in Guatemala and Honduras.

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