Since 2005, St. Peter’s has had a partnership with The Canterbury School in Guatemala City, a school of 175 students enrolled from preschool through sixth grade, many of whom could not afford to attend school without our support.
Each year we send a group down to the school, to continue our friendship with the children and teachers and to complete a project to improve the school. Service projects have included the planting of more than 200 trees, painting the entire school (inside and out), planting a vegetable garden, and updating old playground equipment. During the past few years, St. Peter’s has funded a computer lab, audiovisual equipment, musical instruments, new bathrooms and new flooring, windows and electricity for its second floor classrooms. The next trip is scheduled for August 2014.
St. Peter’s supports The Canterbury School through both donations and the sale of crafts and Juan-Ana Coffee, which St. Peter’s purchases from The St. Lucas Mission in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala. Exclusive of shipping costs, all of the money raised is returned to Guatemala to support the growers, the packers and The Canterbury School.
If you are interested in volunteering to support The Canterbury School in Guatemala City, click here to get involved!