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Announcing the Karen Tharrington Scholarship

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10013937_10203508529697663_591347589_nKaren Tharrington is a dedicated teacher and global citizen.  If there is a need, she fills it. . . and she fills it in a way that is above and beyond what was expected.  Karen’s teaching background includes high school Spanish, college Spanish, and Spanish teaching methods.  But her teaching isn’t limited to the traditional classroom.  Karen has also traveled the world to bring education to those without or with limited access.

NCSU group in front of Maya ruins in BelizeIn 2014, Karen traveled with 4 the World to Belize and Guatemala. While there, she spoke with girls about the difficulties they face in and out of school.  The girls explained that some families do not send their girls to high school and asked for Karen’s help.

Now, you can help Karen help children in Guatemala go to high school. By contributing to the Karen Tharrington Scholarship Fund, you can help reduce the burden on families to send their children to high school. Today, it costs families 770 quetzals a year to send a child to high school.  This is the equivalent of 100 US dollars.

For $400 you can send a child to high school to help ensure a better quality of life, not only for that child, but for that child’s future family. A person’s income is significantly related to a person’s level of education. In addition, the years of schooling a girl has completed predicts the amount of schooling her children will receive. Your contribution has exponential returns.

You can donate today!

Click the link above and add I want my donation to be dedicated to: The Karen Tharrington Scholarship Fund. Share this with your friends and family. Together, we can help hundreds of children in Guatemala go to high school.

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Author: 4 the World

4 the World identifies and collaborates with communities across the globe to empower them to identify and solve the most pressing needs of their communities within the areas of health and education. By partnering with the communities in these areas, we provide critical support and capacity-building initiatives to ensure these communities are capable of continuing to grow and thrive in the future.

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