Two decades of operating a successful international nonprofit has provided us with vast experiential knowledge to share through consultations with other organizations working in Guatemala, including Common Hope, Friendship Bridge, Open Windows Foundation, Pueblo a Pueblo, and Education Project International. Through the years, Cooperative for Education has provided a variety of support and assistance to many such organizations with common goals. The following collaborations are just a sample of the way in which we magnify our impact in Guatemala and the developing world through assistance to other organizations.
- Guatemala Literacy Project—For 18 years, CoEd has collaborated with Rotary clubs throughout North America and Guatemala through the Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP), providing the opportunity for Rotary members to witness the need in Guatemala while giving back through unique voluntourism opportunities.
- HowStuffWorks.com—Collaborated with podcasters leading to four separate informational podcasts about Guatemala and our work there, as well as a series of blogs.
- Microsoft—Co-hosted NGO Connection Days in Guatemala.
- Guatemala's National Council for Science and Technology (CONCYT)—Participated in Guatemala's National Science, Technology, and Innovation Week conference as a forum panelist.
“The crew of Vivir en Amor is very thankful for the support we received from CoEd. But mostly it is the teachers, the parents, and especially the students who are happy to have their own textbooks. This will greatly benefit the quality of study. Thanks, CoEd, for your help!”
—Tupac Calfat, Vivir en Amor
- Vivir en Amor— Donated used textbooks to Pojom, Huehuetenango, Guatemala at the request of this non-governmental organization that provides basic medical care.
- NAFSA International— Provided information table at NAFSA International Educators Conference.
- USAID Guatemala—Met with directors to design collaborative projects for teacher training.
- Clinica Daniel Comboni—Donated computers and library materials; carry supplies for this medical and dental clinic in Guatemala.
- APROSAT—Advised this small local entity in Tucuru, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, on how to improve their computer center, including providing training to their computer teacher.
- Talita Kumi—Managed and facilitated printing of 43,000 new textbooks for a self-tutorial program enlisted during facilitated study groups in very remote areas of Guatemala.
- La Muni de Guatemala/Cooperación Española—Helped these two groups establish a sustainable computer center in Zone 21 of Guatemala City.
- Great Commission Air—Donated used textbooks to a school in Mayalan, Ixcan, Guatemala, in 2010 and again in 2015, at the request of this organization that provides air transportation for Christian missions and humanitarian relief.
We have also advised various groups on voluntourism and mission trip opportunities in Guatemala, including Teach on the Beach, GiveBack Cincinnati, Withrow Family Mission Trip, Moms on a Mission, and Teens on Mission.