Our Mission and Vision

Photo by John Abernathy
Photo by John Abernath

The mission of Miguel Angel Asturias Academy is to improve living standards in Guatemala by creating informed, critically thinking, socially conscious citizens, empowered to live lives of their choosing and engaged as leaders in their communities.

In a country where schooling means rote learning, overcrowding, and lack of access to reliable information, the Asturias Academy is dedicated to making education a vehicle for personal freedom and social justice. We strive to

bring our transformative model first and foremost to children from the most vulnerable sectors of society, placing special emphasis upon poor, female, and indigenous children.

It is the vision of Asturias Academy to be the model and the vehicle through which Guatemala’s education system is transformed so that all children:

• have access to a quality, culturally relevant education

• lead dignified lives

• engage the social, economic, and political problems confronting their communities and country

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