In 2008, 81 students were enrolled in the Scholarship Program and, in late October, ten of them received high school diplomas, with specializations as nursing aides (2), computer skills (2), automobile mechanics (2),primary school teachers (2), and bookkeeping (l). One student completed a college preparatory degree.
This year, the PAVA Scholarship Program is again comprised of 8l students; 65 are returning students and 16 are new to the program. Along with individual donations, the continuing commitment of the William and Mary Greve Foundation allows this program to thrive. In a deteriorating social environment that places great strain on children and families, the focus on a sound, supportive education for children-who represent the future for their families and communities-is critically important.
(See PAVA Guatemala board members' report on the 'Odyssey program' and the camp that ends each school year.)