Crystal Homes and Give Kids A Chance

new educational/cultural centre planned

Give Kids A Chance ("GKAC") announced today the receipt of a $100,000 donation from Crystal Homes and their trade partners towards the construction of a new educational/cultural centre in Jocotenango, Guatemala. This large donation will allow Give Kids A Chance to realize their dream of creating a permanent and safe location for the hundreds of children they are assisting in the village with their educational, food and arts programs. Currently, GKAC also sponsors the education of over fifty underpriveleged children in public, high school or university. The charity pays their school fees and provides money for books and uniforms to children who otherwise would not be able to attend school. The new building is planned as a new educational and community centre where the children can meet after school for extracuricular help and cultural enrichment. Here they will be exposed to activities such as theatre, visual arts, computer skills, filmmaking, journalism, poetry, ballet and breakdancing. The building project is expected to start shortly as soon as Give Kids a Chance receives final approval to start construction.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

a charity for disadvantaged children

Give Kids A Chance Foundation is a registered charity created by like-minded Canadians who firmly believe that education is the only long term solution to poverty. While we emphasize access to education in our projects via scholarship funds, we also help when necessary with the necessities of life.

100% of the donations go to the children – no administration costs

Give Kids A Chance is run entirely by volunteers and there are no administration fees. If you would like to donate or be part of changing lives, please go to our web site.

give kids a chance operational guidelines

Give Kids A Chance operates in Guatemala, Kenya and India. Through our agents in each country, recipients for scholarship funds are first of all screened, then approved for funding and lastly, monitored very closely. The ongoing supervision of our students enables us to determine and provide additional assistance where needed to ensure their educational success. Since every student we support lives in extremely impoverished conditions, they often require the most basic necessities of life. This may include food, housing, clothing, blankets and access to clean water. We assist with these basic needs when necessary. In Guatemala, we maintain personal contact with all our scholarship students through biannual visits. In India and Africa, we maintain constant written communication with our agents and visit the students periodically. We learn quickly of any difficulties our students are encountering and thus are able to deal with the problems before the students are affected. We maintain a close relationship with each student which also ensures our funding is producing change in their lives.

all projects are non governmental organizations and are not affiliated with any religious organizations

Give Kids A Chance Foundation is a strictly secular organization, not affiliated with any religious or political party. As a result, Give Kids A Chance Foundation reaches out to all children regardless of religion, race or political affiliations.


In addition to ongoing needs for funding, there are positions available for volunteering in Guatemala and India. Should you need more information, please email us at or call us at 647-228-8942

press release

July 2013 - Crystal Homes Donates $100,000 to Give Kids A Chance - Click Here