We would like to invite the students / employees of your college / university / organization to enhance their learning, whilst experiencing life in Guatemala. Specifically, we are targeting:
· those who want to learn Spanish with native speakers and other students alike
· those who wish to combine this learning with voluntary work experience
· gap-year students of any discipline seeking a voluntary internship within a development organization.
Briefly, INEPAS was founded in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala in 1994 as a self-sustaining non-profit organization. It is fully recognized by the Guatemalan government for performing a range of social, legal, and humanitarian projects within the framework of developing rural communities in and around Quetzaltenango. INEPAS functions solely with the help of national and international volunteers who offer their support, professional talent and work experience in diverse fields.
INEPAS has received official recognition from UNESCO. Its first social project, the foundation and construction of a rural school in the Maya-K’iché community of Choquiac was designated by UNESCO as exemplary for other organizations that work on similar projects. INEPAS generates the necessary funds for its social aid programs through its Spanish language school, thus remaining self-sustaining and non-partisan. We offer a variety of options for individuals wishing to learn Spanish:
The Language Immersion Program: for those whose primary aim is to learn Spanish.
This is tailored to meet the needs of the individual, comprising of structured, intensive one-to-one tuition daily. Daily socio-cultural activities are arranged according to the interests of the students, including visits to local villages, trips to areas of natural beauty, films, sports and conferences on various aspects of Guatemalan life.
The Service Learning Program: for those who wish to learn Spanish in the context of voluntary work.
Voluntary Internships: both in Social Projects and as an International Co-ordination Assistant. More information about these can be found on our website.
As a non profit-making organization, we rely heavily on independent sources of promotion and would therefore greatly appreciate your displaying of this letter, trifold and poster in an appropriate place. Thank you for taking the time to read this and in anticipation of your immensely important support.
If you would like to receive more information about our organization, please visit our website at www.inepas.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
María Antonieta Ixcoteyac Velásquez,
General Coordinator, INEPAS