Our Mission

The Rose Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to empowering the native people of Guatemala.

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Our Journey

Our foundation isn’t new, but it has definitely evolved over the past 20 years. As we learn and grow, we find better ways to leverage projects and social businesses that are able to impact more lives across Guatemala. 


The very beginning

Classes at Colegio Mesoamericano started with 79 students using cinder blocks and plywood for desks. We began the hard work of converting an old mattress factory in Chimaltenango into an…


Our second school

Support for our approach to education grew and we opened a second school in the town of Patzicia.


Our third school

A third school in Momostenango opens, and our reputation for child-centered learning gains traction.


First high school graduation

Our first class of students graduates high school – 9 students who paved the way for our current average of 112 graduates each year.


Momostenango is sold

Global financial trouble impacts our endowment and we are forced to sell our Momostenango campus.


Patcizia is sold

Hoping to invest in our aging original campus, we choose to sell the Patcizia school to a likeminded organization.


Enter Covid-19

We launch online classes via Google Classroom and curiosity challenges on Facebook groups to keep students and teachers connected during the pandemic.