In Guatemala’s highlands, about an hour from Guatemala City, Casa San Andrés is situated 1500 meters above sea level with Volcano Fuego as the backdrop.
The red brick buildings of the home lie in contrast to the rich landscape of the scenic country. Located in Parramos, since 1996, this family has been growing yearly.
In 2000, Casa San Andrés opened its doors to impoverished children from the community to offer educational scholarships. The program has been so successful that almost 300 students now attend school. Vocational workshops, library and a computer room enhance the school programs.
The home also has an administrative complex, clinic, staff and volunteer housing, kitchen and dining hall. Castillo Mágico, is a home for children with specials needs inside the NPH grounds. It provides 24 hour care for over 20 children with severe disabilities and neurological issues.
With the goal of becoming more sustainable, the youth and children help maintain the various farm animals and assist in growing vegetables.
Number of Children living in the home: 335
Total Child Population: 768
Kindergarten Graduates: 4
Primary Graduates: 10
High School Graduates: 10
Vocational Certificate earned in a trade: 167
University Students: 22
Childcare workers: 57