San Antionio de Tioxya
San Antonio de Tioxia
“El Jardín Semillas de Esperanza” is located in a rural area one hour from San Martín, where there is only one bus, which travels once a week, when the residents of Tioxyá go to San Martin to market their products and buy necessities.
The early childhood education center has been operating in this indigenous community for 13 years, serving 20 children between 4 and 6 years old. Throughout these years, students graduating from the Planting Semillas program have been able to continue their studies, by moving on to the Guatemalan government school to complete all the years of primary education. Due to no access to middle or high school in the region, students are forced to do an extreme commute or leave their communities to pursue their education after 6th grade.