Niños de Guatemala is a Dutch-Guatemalan partnership, registered as an NGO that works to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala. We provide quality education to those who need it most and take a holistic approach to education. Since our founding in 2006, we have opened two primary schools and one middle schools which now serve more than 470 Guatemalan children from low-income families in the towns of Ciudad Vieja and San Lorenzo de Cubo.
NDG consists of two sister-organizations: the NGO Niños de Guatemala (the NGO) and the Niños de Guatemala Foundation (NDG NL). In the Netherlands, NDG's work also consists of promoting enthusiasm amongst youth for development work under the motto "Everyone can do something!".
The NGO, mainly comprised of local Guatemalans, directs and guides the projects it initiates from an office in Antigua. We also run a volunteer center (linked to the Cambio Language School in Antigua). Enthusiastic young people who are eager to play a role contributing to progress in Guatemala are assisted by the NGO. They receive support in relation to their trip to Guatemala, their accommodation with a host-family, language school opportunities and the volunteer project.